Speaking on his first day at the Mets’ Florida complex, Alderson noted, “I said it was unlikely that we would sign another major free agent. I think that’s still the case.”
Asked specifically if that means no $10 million-plus player would be signed, the GM said: “Well, that’s what I’ve said before. So I guess I should reiterate that.”
In November, the Red Sox offered a $14.1 million qualifying offer for Drew, but he turned it down, evidently confident that he would receive more lucrative multiyear offers.