Found August 01, 2012 on
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Sometimes the most interesting trades are the ones that don't happen.
Consider this fascinating change-of-scenery exchange that the Miami Marlins and New York Mets kicked around, according to major league sources:
Outfielder Jason Bay to the Marlins for reliever Heath Bell and catcher John Buck.
The deal never was close, sources said. But it would have enabled both clubs to purge players who are flopping miserably this season.
The money almost would have matched up, too -- Bell and Buck are owed a few million more than Bay through the length of their contracts (Bell's deal expires after 2014, Buck's and Bay's after 2013).
Bay, who is batting .162 with a .558 OPS, could have become the Marlins' left fielder, enabling Logan Morrison to eventually move to first base, where he would replace Carlos Lee.
Buck, who is batting .168 with a .582 OPS, would have fulfilled the Mets' desire to add a catcher.
And Bell, who has a 5.66 ERA and lost the closer's ro...
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As the Mets get ready for the last 3 games of a 11 game home stand in bad weather San Diego, I wonder if Jason Bay knows his time is coming to a close as a starter for the Mets?
I doubt that his 1 hit 2 rbi night against the Giants yesterday will be able to stop the sands of time which honestly has gone on long enough.
Everyone wants Bay to succeed. Heck I am one of them but how many times
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In Doug’s Dugout today, we simply vent (mostly about Jason Bay and management).
Something is rotten in Denmark, my fellow furry Mets fans. Suddenly, since the second half bell rang, the Mets hierarchy (i.e. Sandy Alderson) has demoted multiple (young) Mets outfielders with the regularity of a Jason Bay strikeout. What in the heck is going on here?
Allow me to enlighten you: Remember...
Mets finally win their second straight game in July. Scott Hairston launches two, and Jason Bay touches the plate three times in a late night offensive battle against the Giants. Mets end up on top, 8-7 in ten innings.
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Just about 36 hours ago there was a report that the Mets were deep in talks with the Marlins about sending Jason Bay off to Skittles Park to bring back Heath Bell and John Buck.This is hilarious to me. But I'm sure it enraged Bay, and perhaps made him cry. How would you feel if your baseball career with a particular club was such a colossal failure, that a deal to get rid of...
Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Mets and Marlins were discussing a deal before the trade deadline that would send Jason Bay to Miami, and bring Heath Bell and John Buck to the Mets. Although they weren’t close to a deal, they were discussing.
All three players in this proposed trade are overpaid and not performing. However, it would be one that...
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets and the Marlins discussed a trade that would have sent Jason Bay to Miami for Heath Bell and John Buck before the trade deadline.
Basically it’s a swap of bad contracts and underperforming players.
Bell is 2-5 this season with a 5.66 ERA 41 1/3 innings pitched. He’s allowed 45 hits, 23 walks and struck out36 batters.
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