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Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby JTWood » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:25 pm

mlbtraderumors.com wrote:WFAN's Mike Francesa says the Mets will announce a Jason Bay signing early next week, if his physical checks out. Francesa's report also included previously-known info about Bengie Molina seeking three years and the Mets offering one plus a vesting option.

It's a strange way for news of a major agreement to break, though Francesa did not use the word "agreement." It's also strange that Francesa would sit on this news for a full day and make the announcement with no enthusiasm.

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Re: Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:31 pm

if bay signs with the mets, who is left other than the cardinals that have expressed serious interest in holliday?
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Re: Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby DaSh 1s » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:33 pm

Rotoworld is reporting it pending a physical
B-Chad wrote:Pedroia's LD rate of 20% is reason to believe he'll maintain a higher BA then Cano. It should also be noted he hits more FB's then Cano, which means that even if he posts a lower HR/FB then Cano, he should come in reasonably close to Cano in HR's
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Re: Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:39 pm

Very interesting...
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Re: Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:41 pm

Didn't Bay say a few weeks ago that he'd rather play in Beirut than Queens?
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Re: Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby B-Chad » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:45 pm

Gotta believe this hurts Bay's value somewhat significantly as Citi plays pretty large. Good pieces around him though (if they stay healthy) so he may still be able to post decent run and rbi totals.
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Re: Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:52 pm

This deal is pretty acceptable to me as a Mets fan. We didn't give him 5 years, held him to 4 and hopefully he won't tail off drastically. We needed to make a splash for a power bat to get last year's debacle off our minds.

I'm not surprised, the Mets usually get their man of the FA market.
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Re: Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby DaSh 1s » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:54 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:This deal is pretty acceptable to me as a Mets fan. We didn't give him 5 years, held him to 4 and hopefully he won't tail off drastically. We needed to make a splash for a power bat to get last year's debacle off our minds.

I'm not surprised, the Mets usually get their man of the FA market.


David Wrights SLG dropped from .534 to .447 last year. Nearly 100 points. I dunon if it was Citi or just David Wright

Bay was ranked second to last defensively in terms of defense for full time LFer’s last year and that was with the Green Monster:
http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?p ... 09&month=0

I mean, if Citi lowers Bay’s SLG drastically like Wright’s, and Citi’s giant LF only exploits his defense even more, is he really even a 15 million dollar player for the next four years? 15 million is a awful lot for Bay. I like Bay a lot but I dunno if he is the right player for the Mets and for that type of contract. He is half the play Holliday is, and Matt is looking at a 18 million AAV now. I just don’t understand, why Omar chose to pay Bay over Holliday
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Re: Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:59 pm

I wanted Holliday much, much more than Bay, he's a far better player, willing to pony up for. I wouldn't be surprised to see Holliday go at a discount with the Mets out of the picture. The Mets weren't bidding against themselves anymore either, at least makes it easier to rationalize unlike say, Ollie Perez. Bay's defense is horrendous but making sure Daniel Murphy does not lead the team in home runs again is the top priority here.
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Re: Bay Signs w/Mets?

Postby wrveres » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:04 pm

welcome to chiti field, where homeruns go to die.

Petco East!.

If this doesn't drop Bay 50 slots in your rankings, i am not sure what you are ranking.
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