Found August 08, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
The very hot topic lately with the Metsmerized Nation, and with Mets fans in general, has been the future of the Metropolitans’ outfield, and more specifically, Jason Bay’s future with the team. Mike B noted in his post earlier that Sandy Alderson has stated that the Mets are not simply going to eat Bay’s contract and release him. This all but crushes many Mets fans dreams of a team without the automatic out that we call Jason Bay in the lineup for 2013. But if the Mets are insisting on having an automatic out in their lineup, I have come up with a solution that could potentially lead to higher ticket sales, and help pay off some of that money that is owed to Jason Bay. …as you all wait on the edge of your seat for me to unveil my master plan. My amazin’ solution is that the Mets should randomly select a fan, before every game, to play left field. Let’s face it…it can’t get any worse. If anything else, you will draw more fans to the stadium if they thought they actually had a chanc...

Mets not moving Jason Bay?

The Mets are trying to figure out what to do with the struggling Jason Bay, but it sounds like the team already has its plans set.

Jason Bay is Going Nowhere

In what was an exciting day for the Mets as they unveiled their logo for next seasons All-Star Game, Met fans got what they should now be used to by now. Good news in one hand and bad news in the other. The bad news pertains to, as it lately always does, Jason Bay. Mets GM Sandy Alderson stated that the Mets would not be eating Jason Bay’s current contract with the team in order...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Jason Bay is Here to Stay

As the New York Mets returned home, one of the big questions surrounding the team was the future of outfielder Jason Bay. General Manager Sandy Alderson had hinted before the team's road trip that Bay would get an 11 game opportunity to show where he fit into the team's plans for the remainder of this season and beyond. When Bay disappointed on the trip, many began to wonder...

Alderson Says Mets Won’t Eat Bay’s Contract, Collins Responds By Saying Bay Will Platoon

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...

Slump-dogged millionaire Bay will be part of platoon for Mets

For weeks, the New York Mets have defended Jason Bay, blaming his poor numbers at the plate on rustiness. Bay has never gotten going after fracturing a rib and suffering a concussion over the season's first three months. But with Bay still scuffling, the Mets are beginning to explore other options. Manager Terry Collins said before Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Marlins that...

Hot Jose Returns, Bay Still Plays: Mets Lineup V. Marlins - August 7, 2012

Jose Reyes and his 24 game hitting streak return to Flushing. The former (it still kills me to write this) Mets SS has been on a rampage in raising his average to .288 and his OBP to .351. Hopefully this time the Flushing Faithful will cheer Jose and Jeer the Marlins. Jason Bay will sit start tonight against the Marlin lefty Wade LeBlanc. Why it should matter whether the pitcher is right handed

Gourmet Food, Salmonella Baseball

Apologies for not being able to blog Tuesday night's extravaganza. My laptop had a corrupted kernel and had to be restored to factory settings. If only we could do the same for Jason Bay.Speaking of Bay, what is this about platooning Bay so he can find some favorable matchups? We're going to play him against lefthanders? He's hitting .140 against lefties!!! Not that...

Mets360 podcast with David Groveman

Brian and David did a 30-minute podcast Wednesday afternoon discussing both the major and minor leagues. Tune in to hear David defend Sandy Alderson on Jason Bay, Gavin Cecchini and other topics. Also be on the lookout for discussion around the Mets’ bullpen, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Cory Mazzoni, Michael Fulmer and Brandon Nimmo. You can find the podcast at: http://www.blogtalkradio...

Mets News and Notes: Byrdak, Nieuwenhuis, Santana, Bay

Mets News and Notes: Tim Byrdak is due to get an MRI to help determine the extent of the damage to his left shoulder today. There may be word as well whether Kirk Nieuwenhuis requires surgery for the plantar fascia tear in his right foot, which he suffered with Buffalo. Johan Santana tossed three scoreless innings in a rehab start for Brooklyn on Sunday night. Terry Collins expects...

Mets Minors: Brandon Nimmo beginning to look like a solid draft pick

When Sandy Alderson and company selected Brandon Nimmo with the Mets first round (13th overall) pick in the 2011 draft it was hardly a slam dunk.  This is because Nimmo’s home state, Wyoming, might have a higher population of endangered American Buffalo than high-school athletes. (Also… Wyoming is pretty cold).  Nimmo’s talents were only truly put on display with his play...

Mets May Need To Add Three Starting Outfielders For 2013

Right now the Mets outfield situation is a disaster. Who would have thought that not one single player would solidify himself this season as a starter for 2013. Just about everyone we have thrown out there has left something to be desired. There is still time for that to change, but time is running out quickly. The Amazin: Where would we be without Scott Hairston?  He is so scary...
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