If I was Stephen Drew, I might get the San Francisco Giants on the phone. Or at the very least I would send Scott Boras to go give a salty interview on a sports talk show in the area.
The Giants still have some uncertainty with their starting lineup and it is in the second base spot that Drew is reportedly prepared to fill as a starer. Marco Scutaro is battling a hip injury and the rehab process has been slow. The team was hoping to have the 38-year-old back in action this week, but Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that his return to spring action has been pushed back once again:
It’ll be awhile longer before Marco Scutaro gets into a Cactus League game. Bochy originally hoped Scutaro could debut this weekend, but now the manager is calling that a longshot.
No setbacks, Bochy insisted. They’re just taking it slow with the 38-year-old second baseman. Bochy acknowledged an eagerness, though, ‘to see what we have there.’
The Giants do not really have a back-up plan in place, something that looms to be a potential problem both this spring and if Scutaro returns and then re-injures himself during the season. They do not necessarily need to go sign Drew, but they do need to consider what they are going to do if Scutaro’s timetable to return keeps getting pushed back.