Stop Crying Over Spilled Milk: Jason Bay Wasn’t a Big Loss For Boston

Posted: 3rd January 2010 by Anthony Emerson in MLB
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Recently, former Boston Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay signed a new contract with the New York Mets for four years and $66 million. Why the Mets wanted to overpay for an average hitter, I don't know. Jason Bay was instantly beloved by the Fenway Faithful after being acquired on Trade Deadline 2008, which saw the Public Enemy No. 1 in Boston, Manny Ramirez, leave for Los Angeles. But, what many Red Sox fans don't understand is that the Red Sox can live without Jason Bay. Sure, his power numbers in '09 were good (36 home runs, 119 RBI) but his average was only .267. In the '09 ALDS, Bay hit just .125, getting just one hit. Mike Cameron, the presumed next of kin in left field, isn't all that different than Bay offensively, and better defensively. Cameron has certainly lost a step or two over th ...

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