Sandy Alderson was uninterested in Stephen Drew at $14 million a season.
Asked point blank if he was interested in Drew at the level the Red Sox paid, Alderson bluntly said: "Which is what -- $14 million, prorated? I think the short answer is no."
Drew should receive $10 million the remainder of the season, which translates to $14 million for a full year.
"I don't think I ever said we didn't have interest in Drew," Alderson said. "Under all the circumstances, [we] decided not to pursue it."