According to ESPN’s Wallace Matthews, there is no market for either player as we may not see either in an MLB uniform until after the June deadline passes in which teams would have to surrender a first round draft pick to sign either player.
“Nobody’s signing Drew or Morales, not at the money they’re asking,” said the source of Matthews, who requested anonymity.
Even though Scott Boras, the agent for both players, would lead you to believe that there is a ton of interest in both Drew and Morales, that is simply not the case or they would have jobs by now.
And one thing is for sure, Boras is still going to demand big money for his clients even though they are sitting at home watching job opportunities pass them by.
If a team like the New York Yankees claims they aren’t interested even though they have injuries at both positions, you have to believe the asking price is very high.
The Yankees do have some good news coming as Mark Teixeira, who has been on the disabled list since April 5 with a calf strain, is expected to return to the lineup Sunday in Tampa.
But given the amount of time Teixeira has missed recently due to injury, a backup first baseman would be welcomed in New York.
If New York isn’t a fit for Morales, you have to wonder if there is one out there at all.
As for Drew, I still believe he will end up in Detroit as the Alex Gonzalez experiment hasn’t worked out that well. But another AL team could become a surprise and attempt to sign Drew simply to keep him away from Detroit.
Either way this saga looks like it is going to continue as neither Drew nor Morales looks like they will be helping anyone’s fantasy teams anytime in the near future.