Mets Still Talking With Stephen Drew

The Mets are still in contact with Scott Boras, the agent for shortstop Stephen Drew, a person with knowledge of the talks tells Marc Carig of Newsday.  However, the source likened the situation to the Mets' pursuit of outfielder Michael Bourn late last winter, a chase that ended with the outfielder signing with the Indians.

The parallel here, in the source's view, is that the Mets made a serious run at signing Bourn mostly because he lowered his asking price late in the offseason.  Meanwhile, Mets assistant GM J.P. Ricciardi recently indicated in a radio interview that the club is happy with Ruben Tejada as their starting shortstop.  The Mets have been frustrated with Tejada's effort in the past, but they seem to believe that he is ready to turn things around in 2014.

Drew's market doesn't look any clearer as we approach the New Year.  The Red Sox have interest in bringing the shortstop back, but they're also determined to wait things out and get a deal that suits them.


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