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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 a free agent this winter in exchange for deferring some of the $21MM owed to him. Here's more on the Red Sox..
While Bay would like to return to the Red Sox, signs point towards him preferring a west coast team, tweets Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.
The Red Sox have expressed interest in free agent outfielders Torii Hunter and Grady Sizemore, tweets Silverman.
General Manager Ben Cherington says the club has not yet discussed Bay, tweets Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.
MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox Notes: Bay, Hunter, Ellsbury, Upton, Farrell
I'll do my best to hide my anger that he was the person we traded Manny Ramirez for. But during the Jason Bay era in Fenway, he played pretty good. .279/45/154 earned him the sweet deal in New York but after suffering a concussion in his first year, he never really recovered.
But the Sox are rumored to be looking at Torii Hunter & Grady Sizemore, two people that I think will be better than Bay, who is coming off of his worst year professionally, batting .165 in 70 games. If he was willing to take a 1 year/ $5 million deal much similar to what Sizemore took with Cleveland last year, then it would be worth a shot.
If the Sox could sign both Hunter & Bay, that's suddenly a nice veteran laden outfield that can cover some ground. Besides with Kalish having consistent injuries and the other prospects not really standing out, the Sox do need some depth in the outfield.
Links: Globe: Sox hire Nieves | Some OF chatter | Herald:Hunter among hunted | Sox will be left wanting | Market not up in arms | CSNNE: Sox may hire two batting coaches | Nieves a good match | WEEI: Sox pursuing LaRoche | Orioles had interest in Ortiz | In search of an outfield
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Update 2:30 PM - This just in from Joel Sherman of the New York Post: The Mets will spread the remaining amount owed to Bay over the course of several years.
The Mets say they wouldn’t have done Bay buyout if didn’t give them the ability to spend more in ’13, otherwise they would just have tried again with Bay if that were case.
That means Alderson picks up some extra dough...
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...
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 [...]
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...
This is all probably my fault.I bought this shirt in Boston in 2009. It was a day after I saw him hit a home run at Fenway Park. But it wasn't so much that I chose a Red Sox player out of thin air to help commemorate my trip to Fenway. What was going on in my head was "well, he's a free agent and when he signs with the Mets, I can wear this Red Sox shirt in public."...
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...