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The Mets are not signing Stephen Drew

Jan 29, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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Stephen Drew remains a man without a country. Sandy Alderson told Anthony DiComo of via phone on Tuesday that the club is “unlikely” to sign free agent shortstop Stephen Drew.

Maybe he goes back to the Red Sox on a team-friendly deal? Maybe those rumors attaching him to the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Athletics will revive? I dunno.

But someone’s gotta sign Drew, right? I mean, he’s good at baseball and stuff. Lots of players who are far less good at baseball have jobs, so you’d think someone who is good at baseball would have one too. Thanks, Obama.

  1. cackalackyank - Jan 29, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    I am shocked, shocked I tell you.

  2. larrymahnken - Jan 29, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    I think the Yankees *are* actually interested in signing Drew, but only at a discount. So they’re hanging back and waiting to see when Drew’s market bottoms out, and hope they can get him for a discount.

    • hep3 - Jan 29, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      I clicked on a link this morning for a Canadian paper that has Jon Heyman of Scott Boras, Inc., saying that the Blue Jays are interested in Drew. Yeah, just in case Reyes gets injured and if not the Jays will move Drew to 2B.

      Heyman=shill (i.e., A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.

  3. themanytoolsofignorance - Jan 29, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    That collection of sharpies in Boston will get him. They just want to get him at a discount.

  4. alexo0 - Jan 29, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Thanks Obama, indeed. Another example of the unemployed having no motivation to get back to work.

  5. slaugin - Jan 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Thanks Boras Obama

  6. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Hey, if he stays unemployed at least he can now buy health insurance!

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      Not likely if he still lives in Georgia.

      Southern states haven’t been too receptive to affordable health care.

      • happytwinsfan - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:21 AM

        he’ll still be okay as long as he doesn’t need medicaid

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:44 AM

        States can only opt out of the Medicaid expansion…there are still insurance exchanges for individual buyers in every state. Perhaps he will opt to go uninsured to spite Obama, as many conservative groups advocate.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM

        And in the majority of red states insurance exchange rates are ridiculous.

        The cheapest policy here in Florida is like $500 a month (before tax credits) with a $12,000 deductible and nothing is covered, even primary care physician visits, until the deductible is met.

        So you are paying $300 a month to basically have hospitalization coverage.

        In blue states $500 a month gets you a damn good policy.

      • yahmule - Jan 29, 2014 at 1:58 PM

        This may be oversimplified a bit.,34022/

      • ltpm3 - Jan 30, 2014 at 1:46 AM

        Had a couple in my office last week with Obamacare and they both loved it. Said they were saying a bout $400 a month and still got good care, and this is in SC.

  7. tfbuckfutter - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    I think the Mets or Blue Jays would be a really good fit.

    Because, you know….all their players stop playing baseball as soon as the playoffs start. So he’ll fit right in.

  8. genericcommenter - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Obviously, it’s much better for guys like this to stay jobless and get all those handouts I’m always hearing about, unless he can get at least $10 million. The break even point is somewhere around there, isnt it?

  9. nymets4ever - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Drew would be a good fit for the Blue Jays during the 85 games Jose Reyes sits out hurt during an average year.

    • dylanthom2013 - Jan 29, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      Yep, your team plays on turf and yet you sign a guy who has missed 192 games over the previous 4 seasons due to various injuries including hamstring ones. Genius move. Right up there with giving up your best prospects for 38 and 34 year-old starting pitchers.

  10. ez4u2sa - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Drew will end up back with the Red Sox on a team friendly deal That is, unless the Yankees get smart and sign him to back up Jeter.

  11. jcmeyer10 - Jan 29, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    8 million a year and all you can eat from the food carts on Yawkey Way.

  12. scyankee64 - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    If I were the Yankees, I’d give him a 2 year deal at 10 million per year to have him locked up for next year if Jeter retires.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM

      Under no circumstances should Jeter be the full time SS next season. He shouldn’t be the full time SS this season, but I digress.

  13. gbrim - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Just another example of why guys who are not elite players should stay away from Scott Boras. Teams prefer not to deal with him, and when the player isn’t a must have type of guy it has to hurt.

  14. pete2112 - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    At this point for the Yankees I don’t understand why they wouldn’t sign Drew to a decent contract regardless of the amount. Even if Jeter is able to get through the season, at some point he’s going to have to DH or move from SS as I don’t see him being able to make plays there anymore. Drew would be able to step right in and has shown a willingness to play another position if needed, albiet for a short time while Jeter is playing. The Yankees could certainly use another 3rd basemen in the meantime.

    • pastabelly - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      He makes more sense as a Yankee or in Oakland than he does in Boston. The Red Sox are better off with the sandwich pick.

  15. ajd121 - Jan 29, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Sandy said it was unlikely so why did you title this article as a definite no? Just a reminder 2 days before the Mets gave Bartolo Colon a 2 year deal Sandy said it was unlikely that the Mets would give any pitcher more than a 1 year deal.

  16. Old Gator - Jan 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Poor Drew. Well, if he isn’t going to be playing anytime soon, he could always star in the next summer stock production of Der fliegende Holländer. You gotta figure there’s gonna be one somewhere in central Ohio, right?

    • stex52 - Jan 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      I’d think “Oklahoma” or “South Pacific” would be more likely. Or maybe “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

  17. dylanthom2013 - Jan 29, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Has there ever been so much fuss over a .253 BA/.777 OPS hitter before?

  18. mtr75 - Jan 29, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Is it me or did chucklehead Craig write another misleading headline?

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