However, he added, Drew and his agent, Scott Boras, are using a strategy that may keep him on the open market until June.
In an effort to eliminate draft pick compensation, Drew could wait until June to sign with a team, his agent Scott Boras said (Rosenthal, Feb. 24).
"In light of what Nelson Cruz got, they might want to reconsider," Alderson concluded.
It was recently reported that the Mets still have a ‘strong interest’ in signing Drew, and team officials would not be surprised if they signed him, but they don't expect it to happen (NY Post, Feb. 25).
The Mets reportedly offered him a one-year, $9.5 million deal, but he’s still looking for more money and years (Heyman, Feb. 21).
The Mets, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Pirates, Yankees and A’s have all been said to have interest to Drew in the last few weeks.