Updated 7:30 PM
However, Rob Bradford of WEEI Radio is debunking Martino’s report saying that a source with knowledge of situation says Stephen Drew is perfectly healthy. “No physical issues.”
What a surprise, huh?
Thanks to Bad Bad Leroy Brown for the link.
Original Post 9:30 AM
On Sunday, a source told Adam Rubin, that the Mets remain engaged with agent Scott Boras about Drew, but continue to portray Drew as more of a “possibility” than a “probability.”
Team officials are split on about how valuable Drew would be to the Mets. Some would rather give Ruben Tejada one more shot as the everyday shortstop.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says that a number of rival executives are baffled as to why the Mets haven’t signed Stephen Drew yet.
The Mets gave a four-year deal to Granderson, who turns 33 in March, Rosenthal explains, but. Drew is two years younger, and 2½ years removed from right-ankle surgery.
“The loss of a draft pick and accompanying pool money should barely be a consideration: The Mets’ first-rounder is protected, they already have lost their second-rounder for Granderson and the pick they would sacrifice for Drew would be the 82nd overall.”
I could be wrong, but I still think the main thing holding things up is that Drew want’s a three-year deal and the Mets prefer a one-year deal and for a lot less than what Scott Boras is looking for annually.