Mets Didn’t Bid On Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang (Shocker)

The Mets did not submit a bid in on Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. No surprise here… December 18 A team source told Marc Carig of Newsday, that while the Mets have some interest in free agents Stephen Drew and Everth Cabrera, it’s only limited to them agreeing to “low-risk, one-year” deals. Also, the Mets have serious concerns...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest SS News: Jung-Ho Kang Could Sign 2-Year, $15 Million Deal

Here’s the latest on the shortstop front and how it pertains to Mets. A team source told Marc Carig of Newsday, that while the Mets have some interest in free agents Stephen Drew and Everth Cabrera, it’s only limited to them agreeing to “low-risk, one-year” deals. Also, the Mets have serious concerns about whether Cabrera can still handle the defensive demands of shortstop...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patience Is Mets’ Winter Meetings Approach

The Mets enter the Winter Meetings with three needs, but don’t expect any to be met soon because of their approach of waiting out the process. They are seeking a shortstop, a right-handed bat off the bench and left-handed reliever. The Mets want an upgrade over shortstop Wilmer Flores, but for now aren’t biting on Stephen Drew, Asdrubal Cabrera or Jed Lowrie. They could have...
Via New York Mets Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves’ Rumors: Stephen Drew at 2nd?

Stephen Drew is on the Atlanta Braves radar not as a shortstop, but instead as a second baseman. This according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who writes that “Drew has emerged as a potential second base possibility for the Braves.” As Heyman also points out, Drew is a Georgia-native—playing high school baseball in Valdosta before going to Florida State University. The Braves...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Braves considering Stephen Drew for 2B

After recently trading second baseman Tommy La Stella to the Chicago Cubs, the Atlanta Braves are now considering free agent Stephen Drew as an option to play second base reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Drew is a long-time shortstop, but he played second for the New York Yankees in the final two months of the 2014 season. braves may consider stephen drew for 2B.
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves considering Stephen Drew as second base option

The Braves are looking for a second baseman while Stephen Drew is looking for a contract. Could something get worked out? After spending his career as a shortstop, Drew would have to take over second base for the Braves who have Andrelton Simmons at short. Drew declined a qualifying offer last offseason and later ended up resigning with the Red Sox. He was later traded to the Yankees...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yanks Deal For Another .220 Hitter !!!

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Christmas season.Where Brian Cashman is quietly sliding down chimneys, delivering gifts to others.Shane Greene, for example, was removed from our starting line-up and dished to Detroit…or is it Arizona?  He was likely the best surprise from the Yankee farm system since Yangervis Solarte had a hot month in the bigs.  A pitcher who threw...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Could Samardzija become a member of the White Sox?

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Saturday, Nov. 30.  Top Stories: We learned yesterday that the White Sox and A's were discussing a trade for Jeff Samardzija....
Via Indians Baseball Insider
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Shortstop Question Defines Winter

To get an accurate read on how the New York Mets feel about themselves, look no further than their handling of the shortstop position. It’s an oversimplification to call them cheap for not going after Troy Tulowitzki because the asking price, both in what the Rockies would demand in players and the salary the Mets would have to pay would have been exorbitant. Everybody, of course...
Via New York Mets Report
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets and Yankees Open Bid for Shortstop Stephen Drew

According to offseason MLB reports, the two teams from the Big Apple have their eyes fixed on veteran shortstop Stephen Drew, who won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2013. Both teams are currently working on their rosters heading to next season in an attempt to increase their MLB odds to win the 2015 World Series. via Twitter Read more »
Via FatManWriting
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steamer Projections for Shortstop Possibilities

Now with the signing of Cuddyer the Mets biggest need is a shortstop. Luckily for the Mets there are lots of options whether it’s through trade, free agency, or in-house. Lets look at the free agent market first because it is very weak and probably not even an option at this point. All the projections shown here are from Steamer Projections. They are all prorated for a 600 at...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: How Should The Red Sox Address Their Concerns At Third Base?

The hot corner is a hot topic for the Boston Red Sox this offseason. After a last-place finish in the American League East in 2014, the Red Sox have a number areas to improve upon, chief among them third base. The position was a revolving door of mediocrity for Boston last season, as the team’s third basemen combined to hit a league-worst .211 with an AL-high 167 strikeouts. Boston’s Opening...
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Six For Six: Candidates To Fill The Hole At Short For The Yankees

While Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi focus on who will play 3B for the Yankees next year, I'm thinking about who will be pounding a glove one position over, at shortstop. By my count, there are at least a dozen men who could be the immediate successor to Derek Jeter. Some, like Brendan Ryan and Troy Tulowitzki, don't deserve a chance. Others, like Elvis Andrus, might not...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Free agents Stephen Drew, Asdrubal Cabrera could be options at shortstop

The Oakland Athletics are rumored to lose free agent shortstop Jed Lowrie, so the search for a new shortstop has already begun. The two most-discussed names so far are Stephen Drew and Asdrubal Cabrera. Although the Athletics have interest in both players,'s Jane Lee notes that sources "have debunked the report" that the team has called on them at this week's general managers...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB free agents receiving 2015 qualifying offers from their teams

Monday (Nov. 3) at 5 p.m. ET was the deadline for MLB teams to extend one-year qualifying offers to their free agents. This year, the qualifying offer is $15.3 million, which is based on the average annual salary of baseball’s top 125 contracts. Last year, the qualifying offer was extended to 13 players, all of whom turned down the one-year, $14.1 million offer and opted for free...
Via The Outside Corner
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Shortstop Outlook: Xander Bogaerts Looking To Silence Doubters

The Boston Red Sox’s shortstop situation turned into a mess this season. Xander Bogaerts started at shortstop, shifted to third base and then started at short again after the Red Sox traded Stephen Drew to the New York Yankees at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Essentially, the Red Sox are back to Square 1 as they enter a crucial offseason. Bogaerts only has...
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Stephen Drew hopeful to re-sign with NY

Shortstop Stephen Drew is hoping to be selected to take over for Derek Jeter and remain in pinstripes after a disappointing 2014 season which saw him bounce between the Red Sox and Yankees. #453931584 / According to George A. King III, Stephen Drew is optimistic about remaining in New York and is looking forward to hopefully having his first "normal" offseason...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Boras: Stephen Drew ‘Best Defensive Shortstop’ In Free Agency

Stephen Drew was awful this season. You’d never know it listening to the shortstop’s agent, Scott Boras. Drew signed a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox in May after sitting out the beginning of the season while trying to land a multiyear contract in free agency. The 31-year-old, who later was traded to the New York Yankees, hit just .162 with seven homers, 26 RBIs and...
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Six Games To Relief

  The Red Sox lost season ends in six days, setting the stage for a very important off season. The roller coaster ride of the last three years has got to end, and that means making some legitimate moves to improve the team this winter. No more Stephen Drew signings or other scrap heap acquisitions like AJ or Grady, this team needs some upgrades. Trading Lester was a mistake, there...
Via Surviving Grady
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB's Clarifying Statement On Rule 7.13 Not So For Yankees

Rule 7.13, the “Home Plate Collisions” rule, is a confusing rule. It is silly, prone to misinterpretation and, while everyone appreciates the sentiment, basically no one likes the implementation. The clamoring for change has been heard from all corners since Spring Training. On Tuesday MLB issued a clarifying statement advocating the use of common sense on all sides when interpreting...
Via Lady At The Bat
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays top Yanks 4-3 as Hanigan blocks Drew at plate

NEW YORK (AP) Left fielder Matt Joyce threw out Stephen Drew in the fifth inning when catcher Ryan Hanigan blocked the sliding runner, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the fading New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night. Hours after Major League Baseball gave teams and umpires new guidelines on what catchers can do under this year's experimental rule designed to avoid collisions...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerry Davis Makes the Worst Call of the Year in Major League Baseball

Even with the newly implemented instant replay, Major League umpires still manager to blow simple calls. During Wednesday night’s Yankees Orioles game, Gerry Davis flat-out blew one. Stephen Drew hit a weak chopper down the first base line, and Nick Hundley’s throw to first base went into the outfield, allowing Drew to reach 2nd. That’s when Davis intervened and said Drew ran...
Via Standing O Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Officially Release Second Baseman Brian Roberts

Second baseman Brian Roberts’ time in New York is over. The Yankees released Roberts before Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. Roberts was designated for assignment on July 31 when the Yankees acquired Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox, shifting Drew from shortstop to second base. Roberts emerged as one of baseball’s best second baseman in the mid-2000s with...
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees’ Stephen Drew, Martin Prado, Brett Gardner Clear Waivers

Three New York Yankees players reportedly have cleared waivers. Left fielder Brett Gardner, infielder/outfielder Martin Prado and shortstop/second baseman Stephen Drew all passed through waivers unclaimed and now are eligible to be traded to any team, sources told CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman on Tuesday. However, Heyman expects all three players to stick around the Bronx as the...
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Just The Way Empire 'Drew' It Up; Sox Fall, 8-7

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Saturday, they blew one three-run lead; so on Sunday, they blew two. That's the kind of progress we've come to expect from the 2014 Carmine Hose. Of course, ex-Sox Stephen Drew was the offensive stud for The Bronx Embalmers, getting a pair of hits and four RBIs in the 8-7 loss. More importantly, Clay Buchholz (our new 'ace') was bad again—coughing...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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