Stephen Drew To Sign with New York
Stephen Drew has agreed to play baseball in New York in 2015 — with the Yankees.
Drew will get a guarantee of $5M for the season, and can earn another $1.5M in incentives.
According to people with knowledge of the situation, the Mets would have considered trying out Drew during spring training had he offered to pay them $3.5M.
With Drew off the board, the only other free-agent shortstop with Major League experience is Everth Cabrera.
Check that — it appears that Omar Quintanilla is still available.
If nothing else, we can put a quick end to the Stephen Drew – to – Mets rumors. (Exhale.)
SS that are or could be available:
-Everth Cab (Free agent)
-Miller or Taylor (Mariners)
-Tulo (unlikely Mets would consider trading for him before he proves himself healthy, but of course the Rockies asking price will go up if he does)
Has it been four years without a shortstop? Man, time flies when you’re having fun. Except, time didn’t exactly fly by since ’11, so …
This could be good if it becomes general policy. It would likely mean that Omar Quintanilla can’t afford to offer to pay the Mets enough money to be considered.
He might even throw in a few Pokeman Dollars, Farm Bucks, and a jar of peppercorns if it means a few at-bats in spring training — I’m sure the Mets would jump at the offer.