Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/20/12
To say Jason Bay’s tenure this far with the Mets is disappointing would be a huge understatement. When Bay was signed it was thought that he would be providing the much needed power to the Mets lineup. From 2004-2009 Bay averaged at least 21 home-runs, nobody could have predicted his drop-off would be so severe when he signed with the Mets. As a Met Jason Bay has hit just 18 home-runs! Oh and he’s only hitting .250 as Met! Bay has a large contract that Omar Minaya gave him. He has a vesting option that is based on games played that is very easy to reach barring a serious injury. Unfortunately he hasn’t shown much improvement this spring. At first many say “it’s only Spring Training” but we are getting closer every day to the beginning of the season. We cannot have Bay who is unable to produce in the lineup every day. The question will eventually be” what will the Mets do with Jason Bay?” Trading him won’t be an option as no general manager will take on that contract. I don’t even think
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