Found April 03, 2013 on On The Way Home:
When the New York Mets signed Jason Bay to a four-year/$66 million contract prior to the 2010 season, they thought they were getting one of the premier power hitters in the game. After all, he was coming off a 2009 campaign with the Boston Red Sox that was rather impressive (.267/.384/.537, 36 HR, 119 RBI). Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the last three years, you know exactly how his time in Flushing was. To sum it up in one word: horrendous. His time at Citi Field with the Mets was so bad that the two sides came to a mutual decision to grant him his unconditional release, while still paying him the salary he was due to earn (with some of it deferred). The irreconcilable differences box was checked off, as there seemed to be no way Bay would be able to make himself worth the $16 million he would have gotten paid this season if he remained with the Mets. So, once his release was made official, the Seattle Mariners took a flyer on him by offering a minor league deal with an inv...
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