Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 12/20/12
Jason Bay How on earth does Jason Bay get his name in a headline nowadays? If you said in an article about contractual busts, you would be spot on. In this rare case, Jason Bay is getting talked about because of fantasy value.Yes.Bay had his 4-year, $66 million contract with the New York Mets terminated in November after three injury-filled seasons. From 2004-2009, Bay was a must own fantasy outfielder, and a lone bright spot on a putrid Pittsburgh Pirates club until 2008. A mid-season trade to Boston gave Bay a chance to play for a ring, and as fantasy owners saw it, a much more hitter-friendly lineup and stadium. J-Bay got his money from the Mets that winter, and never had more than 12 HR or 57 RBI’s as a member of the once Amazins’. Add in the move to the new Citi Field, and the deep alleys in the outfield evaporated what little power Bay still had left after multiple injuries.Bay’s move to Safeco Field may come with a whimper from fans, but having the fences moved in could help....
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