The odds of Wilmer Flores manning shortstop on an everyday basis for the Mets this summer have gone up a bit more, as the Yankees have signed Stephen Drew to a deal worth $5 million plus incentives, per Jon Heyman. Last winter, Drew was temporarily a casualty of the qualifying offer, as he did not sign anywhere until after the amateur draft in June.
His 2014 season went really poorly, though. In 300 plate appearances with the Red Sox and Yankees, he hit just .162/.237/.299 with a 44 wRC+ and -1.1 fWAR. He had a much better year with Boston in 2013, as he posted a 109 wRC+ and 3.4 fWAR.
Drew will turn 32 years old in March, and a rebound from last season is not inconceivable. Given his price tag, he might have made some sense for the Mets, who appear to be set on penciling Flores in at shortstop to start the season.