Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/8/12
Terry Collins told reporters after the game yesterday, that Jason Bay is now a platoon player in the outfield. His playing time will be dependent on who is on the mound. “We’re going to make some, certainly depending on who is on the mound, some adjustments out there,” Collins said. “We’ve got to get our left-handed bats in the lineup. Those guys have given us some good opportunities to win some games and they’re having some pretty good years. I want to make sure they get out there. It will depend on matchups who we want in left field.” When asked to comment, Bay told reporters, “I’m trying to be a realist with all that’s happened. I’m not always the best option.” “This didn’t blindside me. I’ve had some time to digest this,” he added. “I don’t want to be a distraction. If I had a leg to stand on it would different, he said. “I can’t say anything.” All this came after Sandy Alderson confirmed that the Mets would not eat Bay’s contract and he will not be cut or released. “Certainly, there
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