Stephen Drew has been connected to several teams this offseason despite batting just .162/.237/.299 in 2014 for the Red Sox and Yankees. The Blue Jays, A’s, Cubs, White Sox, Angels, and Astros are among the teams with reported interest in signing him.
But the longtime Scott Boras client hasn’t come close to an actual agreement and that might not change in the near future if Drew doesn’t lower his expectations. From Joel Sherman of the New York Post …
A few teams involved with Drew say his asking price of $9 million to $10 million for 2015 is not in their price range. Drew’s agent, Scott Boras, has emphasized the career .764 OPS the lefty swinger took into last season as representative of his client and not the .536 he posted in a disjointed 2014 campaign.
Sherman got this quote from an executive of one of the interested clubs: “Fine, you want to say June and July [last year] were spring training for him, well, how about August or September? There was never a time in which he looked like a major league hitter. The ball didn’t come off his bat well, there was zero consistency. Nothing.”