So the Bay era is over in Boston. Probably a lot sooner than many Red Sox fans, myself included, had hoped. Jason Bay, while no Manny Ramirez with the bat, provided the Red Sox with a very solid power stroke in a very walk-happy lineup (second in the AL with 659), hitting 36 home runs, and providing a very nice line of .267/.384/.537.
It will be interesting to see how Bay's style plays at Citi Field, as it is a very young ballpark, and while Fenway Park is noted as a hitter's park, it also can depress HR totals. Particularly for a right handed hitter.
But at $66 million over four years, how much of an asset is Bay to a championship run? Thanks to many a projection system, it is possible to project this and see exactly what the Mets are getting for this $66 million.
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Article written by Joe Regan