Mets Sign Jason Bay To A 4 Year Deal
As first reported on WFAN by Mike Francesa, the Mets have reached agreement on a four-year, $66 million dollar contract with Jason Bay pending a physical.
Although Mets officials refused to confirm the agreement, Francesa said that only a physical stands in the way and that the team will hold a press conference making the announcement official early next week.
Joel Sherman of the NY Post warns that the “physical might not be a formality”.
“There has been a lot of talk in the sport that the Red Sox were hesitant to do a long-term deal with Bay because they were concerned about the health of his shoulders.”
The thing I like most about this deal is that the Mets actually get Jason Bay on their own terms. The guaranteed fifth year the Bay camp had been hoping for is instead a vesting option, so big props to the Mets for standing firm against the five year deal.
Bay batted .267 last season with a .384 OBP and a .921 OPS. In 531 at-bats, he hit 36 homers, scored 103 runs, drove in 119, and stole 13 bases.
I’m glad this is finally behind us, and in Jason Bay the Mets get themselves a quality player who will add some thump into the middle of the lineup.
Welcome to New York Jason Bay, and enjoy the first of what will be many graphics!
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
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