Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/5/13
Love ‘Em & Hate ‘Em Style After ten years of professional baseball, Jason Bay has returned to the state where he played his college ball. An illustrious career at Gonzaga landed him in the Padres organization, and in 2004, Bay won the NL rookie of the year with the Pittsburg Pirates. Prior to the 2010 season, Bay signed with the Mets. The deal will result in over $63 million in his bank account, $21 million of that being paid for him to not play in New York. So, what should we love and hate about this New York castoff? Let’s dive in shall we Seattle Mariners fans? Love ‘em 1. 45 HR’s in 200 games Those are good numbers by anyone’s standards, and yes those numbers were accumulated while playing home games at Fenway park, but those are Bay’s power numbers accumulated while playing in the AL. Many people do not credit RBI in the same manner, but Bay also recorded 156 RBI in as many games, so when given the opportunity, Bay has the ability to drive in the runs. 2. 1 year, $1 million...
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