According to Fox Sports, the Seattle Mariners are going to "kick the tires" on the availability of All-Star left fielder Jason Bay. With the bloated contracts of C Kenji Johjima, SP Erik Bedard, SP Jarrod Washburn, RP Miguel Bautista, and 3B Adrian Beltre coming off the books, it frees up roughly $45 million in cap space for them to use. Bay has played for the Boston Red Sox since they acquired him in a three-way deal that saw the departure of slugger Manny Ramirez. Playing on some historically bad Pittsburgh Pirates teams Bay still managed to drive in 100 RBIs three times and at least 82 RBIs twice. His seasonal averages are 33 HRs and 107 RBIs. Since 2004, only five times has a Mariners hitter eclipsed 100 RBIs, done by the same two players (Raul Ibanez, three times; Richie Sexson, two t ...
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