Not many people anticipated the offseason for Stephen Drew to be so tumultuous, but it has been. At this point, it was expected that he would be with either the New York Yankees or New York Mets, but that hasn’t been the case. Teams certainly haven’t been chomping at the bit, and for this, as Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe points out, Drew might be regretting not taking the qualifying offer from the Boston Red Sox.
Red Sox players say Stephen Drew now regrets not taking the qualifying offer when he had the chance. But the veteran players have turned from the idea that the team needs Drew back. That was the case at the beginning of camp, but not since they’ve had a chance to see Will Middlebrooks re-commit himself.
Now, this isn’t to say that if Middlebrooks doesn’t quite pan out, that Drew’s former teammates will change their tune, but that’s the best case scenario for Drew with his teammmates.
At this point, it’s not surprising to hear that there’s a little regret in his heart for not just coming to terms with the team sooner.