Re: Anyone read or believe this note on Drew?
posted at 2/12/2014 8:07 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
When I hear that the Sox are keeping dialogue open with Drew out of respect, but don't' expect him to sign and are taking infield practice with Bogaerts this week I hear something completely different.
This is speculation but In my head the Sox have an offer on the table to Drew that is something around a 1-2 year deal and likely less than 10 million per. They probably are offering him a job as a utility/back infielder. They understand he wants to start, and respects that he is good enough to on many teams and don't expect him to take the deal...but if he does that would be his place on the team.
Drew is likely holding out for a better offer, but probably has similar offers on the table that I forsee him taking at the 11th hour. Possibly a 2-3 year deal in the 8-12 Mill per annum range.
I predict that in the next week he ends up signing with (in order of likelihood) METS, REDS, YANKEES, RED SOX.
we shall see.
I don't doubt there may be an offer on the table, but I seriously doubt there was any mention of a utility role.
I also think, if we sign Drew, he won't be a utility infielder. At worst he will platoon at SS (starting about 65% of the games). He may back-up Pedey the 2 games he rests.
There was mention that if he did come here, he would not just be playing SS. not a platoon, but just playing multiple psoitions throughout the year. And Im sure theres at least a 1yr low $$ offer on the table. Ben is ready to give the kids a chance., but if he can get Drew for another year at a low cost, why not...