If you've been wondering why Scott Boras would continue to have his client, Stephen Drew, sit out the majority of spring training, you may now have your answer. The Detroit Tigers have now lost their starting shortstop, Jose Iglesias, for much of the upcoming season due to shin injuries. That may open the door for Stephen Drew to not only sign a contract, but also land with a contender.
This could throw a wrench in the Mets plans if they had planned to sign Drew at the last minute if Ruben Tejada can't get his spring turned around. There have been multiple reports that the team continues to monitor Drew's situation, despite source's on Drew's side saying that the union is unlikely. Such a union may not be even less likely, as starting job with a contending team would almost certainly be more attractive than the same role in Queens.