Today, the New York Mets have joined the pursuit for Jason Bay. It was believed that the Mets had been looking for pitching to relieve some of the pressure off of Johan Santana. General Manager Omar Minaya looks to have changed direction in searching for the left fielder. The only definitive offer that Bay has currently received is from the Red Sox. The Canadian turned down a four-year deal worth $60 million to stay at Fenway Park.
Jason Bay had an excellent season in 2009.á He averaged .267 and hit for power with 36 home runs and 119 RBI. These were career highs for Bay in home runs and RBI, meaning his value has certainly risen ahead of free agency.
When traded to the Red Sox in July 2008, Bay had to take over the left field role from the talismanic Manny Ramirez. As a replacement ...
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