Jason Bay to New York Mets, but Mets Still Needs Pitching

Posted: 30th December 2009 by Nick Poust in MLB
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A few weeks ago, ESPN’s Peter Gammons said Jason Bay would “rather play in Beirut than in New York.” Evidently, he was wrong. Bay signed on with his lone aggressive suitor, the New York Mets, inking a four-year deal worth $66 million with a vesting option that could bring the earnings over $80 million.

The Boston Red Sox “remained in touch with Bay to the end,” according to the Boston Herald’s John Tomase, but his last organization didn’t really want him. So, Bay went to a team that did. The Mets struggled mightily last season, in large part because of injuries. Many of their best players missed a substantial amount of time due to injury. Centerfielder Carlos Beltran played only 81 games, shortstop Jose Reyes played in 36 games, and firs ...

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