Why The Red Sox Should Continue Pass On Jason Bay

Posted: 28th December 2009 by Greg Buschow in MLB
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As Jason Bay and his agent attempt to restart talks with the Boston Red Sox, there are a number of reasons why it would be wise for the Sox to continue to pass.

First, they're over-crowded in the outfield. With the recent signing of Mike Cameron (two years, $15 million) and Jeremy Hermida (one year, $2.25 million), there is no need for Bay. Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Cameron,áand J.D. Drew would be the regular outfielders. Hermida could be theáfourth outfielder and fill in for the often injured Drew or give the other guys days off.

Second, the acquisition of Bay, barring some back loading of the contract, would push the Sox payroll over the $170 million luxury tax threshold.á Even if the contract is constructed to keep them under the threshold, it would put major strain on ...

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