Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/13/12
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On a near daily basis, the New York Mets try to find ways to salvage something out of Jason Bay's contract. Tuesday against the Nationals, for example, manager Terry Collins slotted Bay in left field against a right-handed pitcher because he thought Bay's superior defense could help R.A. Dickey win a game. But the Mets are paying Bay to be more than a novelty, and he still has one year left on his contract. Which begs the question: What should they do with him in 2013? The Mets could simply cut Bay and eat his salary, as they did with Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez before last season. But at the time, the Mets were absolutely convinced that Castillo and Perez had nothing more to offer them despite their sizable contracts. Judging by the way Collins talks about his former starting left fielder, the Mets are less convinced that Bay's tank is completely empty. General manager Sandy Alderson even said last month that eating Bay's contract would not be "appropriate." "This time i...
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