Jason Bay is unofficially off the market as the New York Mets have signed the Canadian-born left fielder to a four-year deal worth a reported $66 million. This is quite possibly the last big signing of the year, the decade, and Omar Minaya’s final chance to put a winning ball club on the field in the always-competitive National League East. According to ESPN correspondent, Jerry Crasnick, the deal will become official after Bay takes the required physicals. Bay and the Mets do appear to be a perfect fit for each other. The Mets have acquired a power-hitting left fielder, a need for a team that hit the fewest home runs of any in Major League Baseball in 2009, while adding a team player and consummate professional. Bay is one of the most consistent players in today’s game, and is ...
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