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Bay/Mets divorce good for everyone involved

November 8, 2012
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Jason Bay

Mark November 7 on your calendar for years to come: it will forever be known as Bay Day (at least in Mets’ circles). The Mets did the inevitable and finally cut their losses while agreeing to part ways with the much-maligned Jason Bay on Wednesday afternoon. This news comes as great relief for Mets’ fans worldwide, who now have the comfort of knowing the Mets will have no obligation of trotting out an underperforming outfielder-…

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Using the past to predict Jason Bay’s future

September 11, 2012
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Jason Bay

Since they have not released him, it is apparent that the Mets think Jason Bay has a future. However, it’s impossible for those of us who don’t personally owe him at least $19 million to get that same opinion by watching him in the present. So, the only thing left to do is examine the past and hope that there’s someone in baseball’s rich history that we can point to as an example of bouncing…

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Forget milk cartons, look for Jason Bay in the dictionary

July 29, 2012
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sunk cost

There is a rumor that if you look up the phrase “sunk cost” in the dictionary, that there is a picture of Jason Bay next to the entry. That rumor may or may not be true but the sad reality is that Bay is that very thing and his continued presence on the roster is a hindrance to the Mets’ efforts to win games. For those not familiar with the concept, a sunk cost is…

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Ike Davis has been on fire yet Mets still have offensive issues

July 8, 2012
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Ike Davis

If at the end of Spring Training, someone had told you that the day before the All-Star break that the Mets were seven games above .500 you probably would not have believed them. And if they told you the Mets would accomplish this with Ike Davis batting .205 with a .669 OPS you would have suggested that they lay off the crack pipe. Yet here we are. It seems there are two conclusions that we…

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How to trade Jason Bay

June 15, 2012
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How to trade Jason Bay

Jason Bay signed a four-year, $66-million contract with the New York Mets on Dec. 29, 2009, and the deal has been a bust since Day 1. Meet Jason Bay, Then And Now Through 11 years as a major leaguer, Bay has established himself as an everyday left fielder – and emergency center fielder – who averages 33 doubles and 29 home runs a year while hitting for a solid average. In 4,890 plate appearances, he’s…

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Recent offensive woes highlight the need to upgrade from Jason Bay

June 10, 2012
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Jason Bay

Since moving into a tie for first place on June 3rd, the Mets have dropped five of their last six games. Before you start thinking it is a “June Swoon” recall that they have played the Cardinals, Nationals and Yankees in this stretch, three teams with a combined 98-77 (.560) record. It is disappointing, but not overly surprising, that the Mets have struggled during this stretch. While recognizing the quality of their opponents, one thing…

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Thole, Tejada and Bay can’t come back soon enough

May 26, 2012
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Thole Tejada

As the Mets sit at 26-21, they are admirably exceeding expectations and staying afloat the standings in the cutthroat NL East. However, if they want to keep it up, they are going to need to ramp up their offense and the return of Josh Thole (concussion), Ruben Tejada (quad strain) and Jason Bay (fractured ribs) can’t come soon enough. Did you see the lineup the Mets trotted out for Thursday’s game? When you have to…

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What do Mets do when Jason Bay returns?

May 19, 2012
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Jason Bay

As Jason Bay works himself back from his rib injury while being cleared for baseball activities this past week, Terry Collins has reaffirmed his position that Bay will reclaim his job in left field as Collins says Bay is no bench player. Collins does have a point. Bay is the middle of a four-year $66 million contract (with a $17 million option for 2014) and was a guy who was perennial 30-home run and 100-rbi…

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As Jason Bay and Mike Pelfrey hit the DL, Mets fans say so what?

April 26, 2012
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Jason Bay

Just as soon as the Mets put Jason Bay (ribs) and Mike Pelfrey (elbow) on the disabled list, the Mets go ahead and win two straight games over the Miami Marlins while also ruining the Jose Reyes homecoming in the process. Everything is right in the world, correct? Not so fast. I’d like to think that the the old saying “You don’t know how much you miss something until it’s gone” may take precedence here.…

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How long until Jason Bay gets benched?

April 4, 2012
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Jason Bay

Well the first game of the season is tomorrow and the Mets have their Opening Day roster set. Mike Baxter and Miguel Batista have made the team and Andres Torres, Tim Byrdak, and Frank Francisco will be ready to go as well. All-in-all you look at this Spring as a Mets fan and things went pretty well. They didn’t win many games, but players coming off injuries in the previous year perform well and no…

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Will new fences make a new hitter out of Jason Bay?

March 8, 2012
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*Mar 04 - 00:05*

Last year on July 25th, I wrote an article saying that Jason Bay was toast and it was time for the Mets to move on. Three days later he started a hot streak that lasted until the end of the season. The streak lasted for 188 PA and led to this line: .283/.362/.476 That performance would be a fantastic thing for the 2012 Mets to have. The question is: How likely is Bay to provide…

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Just what if David Wright and Jason Bay rebound in 2012?

November 17, 2011
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David Wright 1

With alterations already under way to reconfigure the fences at Citi Field, the Mets are undergoing a facelift with the hopes that it could jump-start a flailing offense. At the crux of the fence alterations is what it could mean to both David Wright and Jason Bay. Wright and Bay have seen their home run production arguably corrupted by the intimidating confines of Citi Field. That is one major reason management gave the O.K. to…

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