Bay May Be Heading Back To Boston After All
According to a report by Rob Bradford of WEEI Radio in Boston, the Red Sox may be throwing their hat back into the ring regarding Jason Bay.
According to a team source, the Red Sox have had internal discussions about extending their organizational budget to potentially allow for another offer for free agent outfielder Jason Bay. The discussed proposal to Bay would be in the vicinity four-year, $60 million originally offered the outfielder by the Red Sox.
On Monday, one report surfaced that the agent for Jason Bay, Joe Urbon, allegedly went back to the Red Sox and pleaded with them to get back to the negotiating table, even though they had already traded for Mike Cameron.
This afternoon, John Harper of the Daily News wrote that everything is quiet where Bay is concerned, and that neither side has been in contact for several days.
What does all of this mean, and where is it all heading?
I couldn’t really tell you, but one thing is certain… If the Mets are serious about wanting to add Jason Bay to the middle of their lineup, they better stop beating around the bush and make their ultimate move before they are left empty handed again.
The public relations hit out of potentially losing out on Jason Bay could be the final blow with disgruntled fans who are still undecided about renewing their ticket plans.
At this point, I don’t even think it’s even a matter of wanting Jason Bay or not, the Mets must get something done mostly because they have to save face, and not swallow what little pride they still have left as an organization under the Minaya era.
I have to believe that there is going to be a lot of squirming in the Mets front office in the next 24 hours.
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