According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets will not cut slumped outfielder Jason Bay in neither the offseason or this spring said a team source. Pumaâ€™s source went as far to say there is â€śzeroâ€ť chance that the organization will release him or be asked to compete for a job in Spring Training.
The source said many decisions regarding the makeup of next yearâ€™s roster still have not been determined, but team brass has already resolved to stick with Bay.
â€śHeâ€™s a part of this team,â€ť the source said.
Before last nightâ€™s 6-2 win over the Pirates, Bay, who didnâ€™t play, said he had no knowledge of the organizationâ€™s plans for him. However, he didnâ€™t seem to think competing for a job in spring training would be a fruitful exercise.
â€śI donâ€™t think thereâ€™s a role they are going to put me in that they havenâ€™t already seen, is there?â€ť Bay said. â€śYouâ€™re talking about Oliver Perez shows up, they try to make him a lefty specialist. Iâ€™ve played every day. Iâ€™ve not played every