So the inevitable has occurred, albeit much later than originally expected: Jason Bay is no longer a New York Met.
I’m sure there is much joy about this decision in Mets nation and rightfully so. The Bay signing will go down as the worst free agent contract in Mets history.
That said, I’m wishing Bay the best of luck in resurrecting his career with another team, preferably in the American League.
I’ll be the first to admit that Bay’s time in New York was downright terrible. He played in less than 60 percent of the team’s games in the past three seasons, and he hit just .234 with 26 home runs and 124 RBI during that time.
However, it would be unfair to say that Bay merely gave up and collected his lucrative paycheck.
The reason Bay was constantly hurt was because he constantly put his body on the line defensively. On the plays he got hurt, there was really no reason for Bay to even be close to those balls, yet he hustled all the time in the outfield.
Of course, paying $16 million for...