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Now that Jason Bay is gone, we can delve into some outfield options for the Mets. Will they make a big push to sign Melky Cabrera or Cody Ross? Will they attempt to re-sign Scott Hairston? Will they pursue a trade for Justin Upton or Shin-Soo Choo?
One outfielder who probably won’t be an option is Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Red Sox will listen to offers on all their players including Ellsbury, but with the team already in need of two outfielders, it’s difficult to see Ellsbury going anywhere.
Ellsbury is coming off an injury shortened season in 2012 that saw him bat .273 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 72 games.
However, in 2011, the 29-year old centerfielder produced the best season of his career batting .321 with 32 home runs, 105 RBI, 39 stolen bases, a .921 OPS and an 8.0 WAR. He also won a Gold Glove that season.
The bottom line is that Ellsbury is a player you keep, not a player you trade, and I’m betting the Red Sox wil...
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Over in Bostonland, the beat writers either know something about the Sox willingness to trade Jacoby Ellsbury or they're trying to create a story about trading Ellsbury. There doesn't appear to be any kind of information that lead one to believe he's on the trade block, but it's been talked about here and here. The [...]
Jason Bay and the New York Mets today announced a negotiated early expiration of his contract. The agreement provides Bay his unconditional free agency while the Mets gain roster flexibility. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Jason is a great teammate, hard worker, stand-up guy, and true gentleman,” said Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon. “Like Jason, we had...
The first big move of the general managers' meetings was a subtraction. Only the New York Mets could announce such a thing and consider it progress.
The Mets cut ties with underperforming outfielder Jason Bay on Wednesday, describing it in a news release as a "negotiated early expiration of his contract." Here's what that means: Bay will receive every penny of...
This morning in talking about the Red Sox' possibility to trade Jacoby Ellsbury, I mentioned three options: keep him for his walk year, sign him long term, or trade him. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Sox are looking to pursue option number 1.
I can't say I blame them. His value is certainly down thanks to being hurt all year. Plus, as already discussed, he's a big...
For the Mets, three years of Jason Bay was enough. This afternoon, they announced that they have agreed to part ways with Jason Bay, meaning he’s being released from his contract. Joel Sherman has the details.
Bay is getting all $21M he is owed, the $16M salary, the $3M buyout and the $2M left on a signing bonus. Some is being deferred #Mets
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November...
In a bit of shocking news out of New York, the Mets and outfielder Jason Bay have mutually agreed to part ways. Bay is getting his entire $17 million salary for 2013, as well as the buyout on his option in 2014 for $3 million, and $2 million owed to him as a signing bonus. When you look past the nice phrasing, it's essentially a straight up release.
Bay's tenure with...
Since leaving the Red Sox, Jason Bay has failed to duplicate his All-Star feats.
After three disappointing seasons in New York, Bay and the Mets announced they had agreed on a buyout that would terminate the outfielder’s contract two years early and grant him free agency.
“Jason has a tremendous work ethic,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. “There was never any question...
Well this has certainly been an interesting week for the Mets outfield.
On on hand, we have LF/RF Lucas Duda breaking his wrist while moving furniture and now Jason Bay has been thrown to the curb like a cheating girlfriend. Both of these happenings will have a significant impact on how this team moves forward.
Lucas Duda broke his right wrist while moving furniture in his apartment...
Tweet The revamping of the New York Mets has begun this fall, as the team will be parting ways with high-paid but often injured outfielder Jason Bay, according to Newsday columnist David Lennon: #Mets have negotiated an early separation with Jason Bay. He’s now an unrestricted free agent. No joke. — David Lennon (@DPLennon) November [...]
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A source tells Rob Bradford of WEEI.com (via Twitter) that Jason Bay would be very interested in returning to the Red Sox. Earlier today, the Mets reached an agreement with the outfielder to make him...
Jacoby Ellsbury‘s name has been bandied about in trade rumors during the offseason, but those whispers could be dying down in the immediate future.
The Red Sox are currently “disinclined” to trade their 29-year-old center fielder who will be a free agent after 2013, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal points out that Ellsbury’s trade value is diminished after...
The Philadelphia Phillies have at least two holes to fill in their outfield for the 2013 season. Some combination of Domonic Brown, Darrin Ruf, John Mayberry Jr, Laynce Nix, and Nate Schierholtz should be able to adequately man one of the positions. Could the other two holes be filled with former division rival Mets Angel Pagan and Jason Bay?
Angel Pagan seems like a no brainer as...