New York Mets Star-Signing Is Still the Wrong Move

Posted: 5th January 2010 by Sam Fogelgaren in MLB
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Congratulations to the Mets. After all those other teams' offseason signings where Omar Minaya appeared to be sleeping (literally), the Mets finally made a move, signing former Pittsburgh Pirate and Boston Red Sock (is that the singular?), Jason Bay.á Bay, 2004 Rookie of the Year in the National League, is a great player. A top-15 outfielder without a question, probably even top 10.á But the Mets signed the wrong guy.á The Mets have a lot of money invested in guys like Carlos Beltran, Francisco Rodriguez, Johan Santana and others. Four years and $66 million is a lot of money, and I'm not saying Bay isn't good, he's very good. Matt Holliday was the right guy. Holliday, also a left fielder, has a career batting average 38 points higher than Bay. But also take into account that Holliday pl ...

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