The New York Mets have an interest in upgrading the shortstop position, which means Stephen Drew could find a home in New York. The Mets are reportedly interested in the 30-year-old, but the amount of interest is still unknown.
Drew isn’t the greatest offensive shortstop in the big leagues. However, he does bring above-average power to the position. More importantly, he’s a fantastic defensive asset, which is something the Mets could use more of in the infield.
The seven-year player is enough to garner plenty of excitement among the starved fan base. Shortstop is clearly an area of need, while the Mets are a team that is in need of putting a decent product on the field. The signing of Curtis Granderson definitely helps, but adding Drew to the mix would really help with ticket sales. More importantly, it would give New York a chance to be competitive.
The issue that the Mets run into is that the Boston Red Sox are reportedly not ready to let Drew walk. The good news for New York is that Boston will not get into a bidding war for him because they have several other options at shortstop. The only issue with that is Drew is by far the best asset at the position.
It will be interesting to see if the Mets decide to pull the trigger on a deal with Drew. The fact that they need a shortstop, and Drew is the best on the market in that area, is enough reason for the organization to make a legitimate offer.