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#1 RedOctober3829


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

BREAKING: @Mets and outfielder Jason Bay agree to part ways. Bay immediately becomes free agent.


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#2 opes


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

It really is amazing of how big of a bust he was in New York.

#3 BoSox Rule

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Oh God, here comes Cafardo.

#4 jsinger121


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:00 PM


Jon Heyman@JonHeymanCBS

sources: Bay will receive his full salary from mets as part of deal



#5 ifmanis5


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

Per RW, his stats and contract read like a nightmare.

The Mets negotiated a buyout of Bay's remaining contract, though specifics aren't yet available. Bay had $19 million remaining on his contract, including $16 million in 2013 and a $3 million buyout on his option for 2014. The 34-year-old was a complete disaster over three seasons with the Mets, batting just .234/.318/.369 with 26 homers and a .687 OPS.



#6 mabrowndog


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

Oh God, here comes Cafardo.


It took less than an hour for the first moron to call into Felger & Mazz to suggest the Sox bring him back.

Beetle shot it down in style. "Wouldn't he have to have those surgeries on both knees first?"

#7 Smiling Joe Hesketh


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

He can't hit, he can't run, he can't stay healthy. So naturally Nick thinks he'd be the perfect fit here.

I really hope Cafardo is engaging in some surreal performance art. Otherwise there's no justifying his "work" this year.

#8 Corsi


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

According to source Bay would be very interested in Red Sox if Red Sox interested. Despite controversy at end would welcome return

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#9 Average Reds


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

The only interest the Sox should show in Bay is if he's willing to come to camp as a non-roster invitee.

#10 Smiling Joe Hesketh


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

What controversy?

"We'll give you 4/60 if you get your knees/back examined and have a clause put into your contract addressing those issues."

"No."

"OK, good luck to you then."

#11 findguapo

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

What is it going to take? If his salary for next year is being paid by the Mets, isn't he going to be willing to sign for the minimum, possibly a non guaranteed deal? Do it, no reason not to.

I mean look at his batting average in October this year!

#12 Seabass177


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

The only interest the Sox should show in Bay is if he's willing to come to camp as a non-roster invitee.


He looked completely washed up in Queens last year, but I'd be OK with the Sox giving him $1-2M to see if Fenway can turn him into 2012 Cody Ross. In 2011 he put up a .300/.418/.500 line vs LHP. Yes, his numbers last year were tragic, but there's a chance he could be a decent platoon bat next year.

I don't think he should be a priority, but his swing is tailor-made for Fenway and he had some great success in Boston. If they can get him for cheap and aren't afraid to cut him if he looks cooked, then I'd be happy to see him return.

#13 Red(s)HawksFan


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

The most the Red Sox, or any other team for that matter, should be offering him is a minor league deal with an invite to camp. If he's willing to take the chance that he'll get stashed at AAA until the end of April (where he'd get an automatic opt-out), give him a shot. If he requires an MLB contract, even at league minimum, I'd pass.

#14 Bowlerman9


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

What is it going to take? If his salary for next year is being paid by the Mets, isn't he going to be willing to sign for the minimum, possibly a non guaranteed deal? Do it, no reason not to.

I mean look at his batting average in October this year!


I'm assuming that as part of his buyout/agreement to defer salary, he will be allowed to keep whatever he makes in 2013, so effectively the Mets arent paying his salary as it relates to his next contract.

#15 Tyrone Biggums


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

What is it going to take? If his salary for next year is being paid by the Mets, isn't he going to be willing to sign for the minimum, possibly a non guaranteed deal? Do it, no reason not to.

I mean look at his batting average in October this year!


If Bay is willing to take a non guaranteed deal to be a 4th outfielder, he certainly can't be worse than Nava

#16 Lowrielicious

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

If Bay is willing to take a non guaranteed deal to be a 4th outfielder, he certainly can't be worse than Nava

Really??
Have you looked at Bays numbers in NY, or are you just going by memory on what he did last time he played for the redsox?

#17 Outsider

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

I don't have a problem with a flier on Bay as long as it's done with two open eyes about how Bay isn't what he was in 2009 anymore.

#18 Puffy

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

If Bay is willing to take a non guaranteed deal to be a 4th outfielder, he certainly can't be worse than Nava


Are you joking? He can and is. Bay is way past his sell by date.

Edited by Puffy, 07 November 2012 - 11:06 PM.


#19 Tyrone Biggums


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

Are you joking? He can and is. Bay is way past his sell by date.


Nava is terrible too though, as I said NON Guaranteed. If he sucks in spring training cut him. Notice I didn't say sign him to be the starter

#20 BobbyVsToiletSeat

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

Nava is terrible too though, as I said NON Guaranteed. If he sucks in spring training cut him. Notice I didn't say sign him to be the starter


So you want to bring in yet another guy who will block Linares on the 40 man roster?

#21 Puffy

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

So you want to bring in yet another guy who will block Linares on the 40 man roster?


Exactly. Why are we giving a crap about bringing Jason Bay back?

#22 Outsider

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

Why are we giving a crap about Juan Carlos Linares?

We need options at both corners right now. There's room for Bay if he can play.

#23 BobbyVsToiletSeat

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

Why are we giving a crap about Juan Carlos Linares?

We need options at both corners right now. There's room for Bay if he can play.



Because he'll have a better 2013 against major league pitching than Bay will. He just needs the chance.