Time To Send Bay to Buffalo
There’s not a whole lot left to say when it comes to Jason Bay. It’s just so similar to Oliver Perez, that I just hope Bay makes the right decision here.
Bay needs to get out of New York City, and start to figure this whole thing out. They can’t trade him because nobody will take him most likely, and anything the big club tries doesn’t seem to work. All that is left is to call up Tim Teufel and Mike Easler and ask for their help.
With Lucas Duda raking right now in AAA, the Mets could afford to call him up for a week or so, while Bay gets his swing figured out. You continue to read about experts and other coaches suggesting Bay is just not seeing the ball, and looking lost out there. Sitting on the Mets bench isn’t going to help him get better. Going 0-4 in big league games and getting booed at home, isn’t going to help him.
I don’t think if you polled Mets fans that the majority would say they dislike Bay. There’s nothing about him to dislike except his performance. Heck, you almost feel bad for him if not for the money he was making.
I’m not a big fan of sending big money guys down to AAA, but I’m also not a fan of wasting money. Right now, Bay is doing nothing for this team. Benching him isn’t helping him get any better. It’s time to take the next step.
It’s time for the Mets to get Bay out of here for now, and let him figure it out in AAA. I hope that when he gets called into Collins’ office for that decision, that he remembers how the Oliver Perez situation went down.
Take the AAA assignment, go get your swing figured out and come back with a clean slate.
About the Author: Michael J. Branda
My time with MMO began in July of 2009 when I wrote a Fan Post defending Omar Minaya (before it was cool to do that.) I grew up a Mets fan with the mid 1980's teams. My favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman. When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, I like to think I meet in the middle. I believe thinking of new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the same way has not produced results. However, I think over-thinking certain situations can get you into trouble. I'm excited for the new regime, because I believe they have pieces in place to focus on several aspects of the Mets organization. I've waited this long for a World Series, waiting a few more years for another chance isn't going to kill me.
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