Jason Bay Signed By Mets: Risk/Reward

Posted: 29th December 2009 by Josh Levitt in MLB
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It looks like Queens was more appealing than Beirut after all for Jason Bay. Free-agent outfielder Jason Bay has reached agreement on a four-year, guaranteed $66 million contract with the New York Mets , a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday. The agreement will become official once Bay passes a physical exam sometime next week, the source said. The deal includes a vesting option year that could increase Bay's overall payout to slightly more than $80 million over five years. WFAN was the first to report the agreement had been reached. Bay, a three-time All-Star, hit .267 with 36 home runs and 119 RBIs for the Boston Red Sox in 2009. While there is obviously a large amount of risk associated with this deal, I think this was move that the Mets had to make, given how badly they nee ...

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