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(Major League Baseball)   After three seasons of failure, NY Mets finally cancel Bay watch   (mlb.mlb.com ) divider line
    More: Fail, Mets, Jason Bay, Jeff Wilpon, Bobby Bonilla, Luis Castillo, Sandy Alderson, Jonathan Palmer, J.P. Ricciardi  
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2012-11-08 10:34:13 AM  
Jason Bay went ab out as bad as it could have. Let's go Mets.
 
2012-11-08 10:57:21 AM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okXhAC78d4Q
 
2012-11-08 11:06:15 AM  
This headline assumes anyone was watching the Mets, subby.
 
2012-11-08 11:09:39 AM  

Gunny Highway: Jason Bay went ab out as bad as it could have. Let's go Mets.


This is how I have you FARKied: "A's fan? Sox (red? white?) fan?" Please clarify.

/I'm so confused
 
2012-11-08 11:11:34 AM  

bborchar: This headline assumes anyone was watching the Mets, subby.


It was fun to watch R.A. Dickey confuse the living hell out of pro athletes with an 80 MPH pitch. Here's to hoping he keeps up the good name of the knuckleballer.
 
2012-11-08 11:15:20 AM  
It's the only good news involving a Bay that we've had around here recently.

I actually feel bad for the guy. I mean, a couple of his injuries came from going hard in the field. But it just wasn't working.
 
2012-11-08 11:19:11 AM  
That was the worst contract in franchise history since Oliver Perez.
 
2012-11-08 11:24:18 AM  
I'd be OK with the Mets playing Moneyball for a few years while they develop prospects and jettison the Wilpon family.
 
2012-11-08 11:29:44 AM  

UNC_Samurai: That was the worst contract in franchise history since Oliver Perez.


Bobby Bonilla? Robbie Alomar? Mo Vaughn?

Oh, I see what you did there...
 
2012-11-08 11:30:34 AM  

UNC_Samurai: That was the worst contract in franchise history since Oliver Perez.


mo vaughn silently eats a 3x double in the corner and watches you warily
 
2012-11-08 12:01:13 PM  
Mets deserve what they got. He peaked in Pittsburgh in 2005-2006. Mets got him from Boston where he was injured most of his first year, and then had a decent second year but was swinging at EVERYTHING as if he was a power hitter. 36HR's but a .267 average. Plus his fielding wasn't as good as it had been before. Starting the 2010 season with the Mets he was: a 31 year old outfielder with good but not great hitting skills (but not a true power hitter) who had gotten into bad habits at the plate and had missed significant parts of 2 of the last 3 seasons due to injury.

You'd think the Mets (who are STILL paying Bobby Bonilla) would have been a little more cautious. They probably could have gotten a younger guy with more potential for a shorter term and less money.
 
2012-11-08 12:11:59 PM  
I am desperately worried that Ruben Amaro Jr will decide this is a good chance to prove that he's smarter than everyone else, and signing Bay to prove he can resurrect his career in CBP.
 
2012-11-08 12:16:08 PM  
Ooh, it's another thread where people don't know what's up with that Bobby Bonilla contract!

They're NOT paying off the remainder of his deal from the early-mid 90s. They're paying off the 7m they owe him when they brought him back as a backup in 1999.

Which is maybe worse.
 
2012-11-08 12:16:18 PM  

cefm: Mets deserve what they got. He peaked in Pittsburgh in 2005-2006. Mets got him from Boston where he was injured most of his first year, and then had a decent second year but was swinging at EVERYTHING as if he was a power hitter. 36HR's but a .267 average. Plus his fielding wasn't as good as it had been before. Starting the 2010 season with the Mets he was: a 31 year old outfielder with good but not great hitting skills (but not a true power hitter) who had gotten into bad habits at the plate and had missed significant parts of 2 of the last 3 seasons due to injury.


How was Bay injured most of his first year in Boston? He played 155 games in '08, and 151 in '09. And he's always been a powerswing strikeout batter; in his best year, he struck out once every 5 plate appearances, and before the Mets, his fewest home runs in a full season was 21 (only played 145 games that year). He sucked for the Mets and was injury-prone, but lets not sit here with hindsight and say he was a terrible signing at the time.
 
2012-11-08 12:24:07 PM  

Dafatone: Ooh, it's another thread where people don't know what's up with that Bobby Bonilla contract!

They're NOT paying off the remainder of his deal from the early-mid 90s. They're paying off the 7m they owe him when they brought him back as a backup in 1999.

Which is maybe worse.


Motto of the NY Mets: If it's not bad enough yet, just wait.
 
2012-11-08 12:32:02 PM  

farbekrieg: UNC_Samurai: That was the worst contract in franchise history since Oliver Perez.

mo vaughn silently eats a 3x double in the corner and watches you warily


metsmerizedonline.com

And George is twirling his lambchops reading this
 
2012-11-08 12:37:09 PM  

Droog8912: cefm: Mets deserve what they got. He peaked in Pittsburgh in 2005-2006. Mets got him from Boston where he was injured most of his first year, and then had a decent second year but was swinging at EVERYTHING as if he was a power hitter. 36HR's but a .267 average. Plus his fielding wasn't as good as it had been before. Starting the 2010 season with the Mets he was: a 31 year old outfielder with good but not great hitting skills (but not a true power hitter) who had gotten into bad habits at the plate and had missed significant parts of 2 of the last 3 seasons due to injury.

How was Bay injured most of his first year in Boston? He played 155 games in '08, and 151 in '09. And he's always been a powerswing strikeout batter; in his best year, he struck out once every 5 plate appearances, and before the Mets, his fewest home runs in a full season was 21 (only played 145 games that year). He sucked for the Mets and was injury-prone, but lets not sit here with hindsight and say he was a terrible signing at the time.


Maybe this was the one time Theo was ever right after 2004, but considering the money they always tossed away, I don't understand how they just ignored the 30+ home run guy because he struck out more than usual and saw too few pitches per at bat. Perhaps he needed to save that money to pay for Edgar Renteria, or Carl Crawford, or Josh Beckett, or John Lackey, or Eric Gagne, or Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Then again, it's a good thing I didn' hold that charity bake sale for them, or the Red Sox would have endured what the Mets just did.
 
2012-11-08 12:38:52 PM  
Arguably the best decision the Red Sox have made in the past 4 years was only offering him arbitration and then letting him walk.
 
2012-11-08 01:02:57 PM  

Gunderson: farbekrieg: UNC_Samurai: That was the worst contract in franchise history since Oliver Perez.

mo vaughn silently eats a 3x double in the corner and watches you warily

[metsmerizedonline.com image 237x300]

And George is twirling his lambchops reading this


And Bonilla is cashing Mets' checks until 2035.

www.nypost.com
 
2012-11-08 01:21:31 PM  

Joe_diGriz: I am desperately worried that Ruben Amaro Jr will decide this is a good chance to prove that he's smarter than everyone else, and signing Bay to prove he can resurrect his career in CBP.


This. Bay has just become a quickly aging, swing at anything, strikeout machine.
 
2012-11-08 01:36:01 PM  
I haven't seen Mets fans so universally happy with a move in years. Sadly, the hapless organization will now do the same thing again and sign Cody Ross
 
2012-11-08 02:00:26 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: Jason Bay went ab out as bad as it could have. Let's go Mets.

This is how I have you FARKied: "A's fan? Sox (red? white?) fan?" Please clarify.

/I'm so confused


Red Sox fan first.

I love the Mets because I grew up in NY and have an unhealthy obsession with WFAN NY. The Mets are Shakespearean, it is so fun to follow.
 
2012-11-08 02:17:33 PM  

Nana's Vibrator:
Maybe this was the one time Theo was ever right after 2004, but considering the money they always tossed away, I don't understand how they just ignored the 30+ home run guy because he struck out more than usual and saw too few pitches per at bat. Perhaps he needed to save that money to pay for Edgar Renteria, or Carl Crawford, or Josh Beckett, or John Lackey, or Eric Gagne, or Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Then again, it's a good thing I didn' hold that charity bake sale for them, or the Red Sox would have endured what the Mets just did.


You don't need a ton of power to bang doubles off the Monster in Fenway, so I presumed they wanted a younger, cheaper guy to fill that spot (and then signed Mike Cameron). Bay received a good contract, but it wasn't super high; 4yr/66mil with a vesting option for a 5th year. He just performed like he wanted to be a symbol of the Mets seasons--always injured and underperforming.

Gonzalez was certainly a good pickup on Theo's part, though. It's a shame the Sox had to dump him to deal Crawford & Beckett. But yeah, Theo had his share of disaster between the guys you mentioned, anyone ELSE he signed to start at SS, JD Drew, Matt Clement.....
 
2012-11-08 02:18:58 PM  

Gunny Highway: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: Jason Bay went ab out as bad as it could have. Let's go Mets.

This is how I have you FARKied: "A's fan? Sox (red? white?) fan?" Please clarify.

/I'm so confused

Red Sox fan first.

I love the Mets because I grew up in NY and have an unhealthy obsession with WFAN NY. The Mets are Shakespearean, it is so fun to follow.


That makes sense. I hate to remove your A's fan credentials, but I understand. You now appear in Red Sox red, instead of Oakland A's gold.

On the bright side, both of your teams have nowhere to go but up. :)
 
2012-11-08 02:46:46 PM  

gmikes: I haven't seen Mets fans so universally happy with a move in years. Sadly, the hapless organization will now do the same thing again and sign Cody Ross


Nah, Cody Ross is too expensive for them.

Which is a pretty damning statement in its own right.
 
2012-11-08 02:48:39 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: Jason Bay went ab out as bad as it could have. Let's go Mets.

This is how I have you FARKied: "A's fan? Sox (red? white?) fan?" Please clarify.

/I'm so confused

Red Sox fan first.

I love the Mets because I grew up in NY and have an unhealthy obsession with WFAN NY. The Mets are Shakespearean, it is so fun to follow.

That makes sense. I hate to remove your A's fan credentials, but I understand. You now appear in Red Sox red, instead of Oakland A's gold.

On the bright side, both of your teams have nowhere to go but up. :)


I see that you, like me, try to look on the bright side.

I was born in Fremont and my sister was is an A's fan so you have my support as well.
 
2012-11-08 03:30:33 PM  

Gunny Highway: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: Jason Bay went ab out as bad as it could have. Let's go Mets.

This is how I have you FARKied: "A's fan? Sox (red? white?) fan?" Please clarify.

/I'm so confused

Red Sox fan first.

I love the Mets because I grew up in NY and have an unhealthy obsession with WFAN NY. The Mets are Shakespearean, it is so fun to follow.

That makes sense. I hate to remove your A's fan credentials, but I understand. You now appear in Red Sox red, instead of Oakland A's gold.

On the bright side, both of your teams have nowhere to go but up. :)

I see that you, like me, try to look on the bright side.

I was born in Fremont and my sister was is an A's fan so you have my support as well.


I'm just pleased that you're a baseball fan. We're getting scarcer and scarcer, ya know. Tell your sis, "GO A's!" for me.
 
2012-11-08 03:38:43 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: Jason Bay went ab out as bad as it could have. Let's go Mets.

This is how I have you FARKied: "A's fan? Sox (red? white?) fan?" Please clarify.

/I'm so confused

Red Sox fan first.

I love the Mets because I grew up in NY and have an unhealthy obsession with WFAN NY. The Mets are Shakespearean, it is so fun to follow.

That makes sense. I hate to remove your A's fan credentials, but I understand. You now appear in Red Sox red, instead of Oakland A's gold.

On the bright side, both of your teams have nowhere to go but up. :)

I see that you, like me, try to look on the bright side.

I was born in Fremont and my sister was is an A's fan so you have my support as well.

I'm just pleased that you're a baseball fan. We're getting scarcer and scarcer, ya know. Tell your sis, "GO A's!" for me.


Will do!

Back to staring out the window.
 
2012-11-08 03:59:40 PM  

Gunny Highway: Back to staring out the window.


LOL, me too.
 
2012-11-08 05:25:31 PM  
I remember when he was a free agent before this contract. He stayed on the market for a pretty long time, with people asking "what team is going to be stupid enough to give him the contract he's asking for?", and we all just kind of assumed the Mets would eventually come through. But hey, good for today's Mets for avoiding the sunk cost fallacy.
 
2012-11-08 06:41:36 PM  
As long as the Wilpon's own the Mets they are NEVER going to get better. While I hate the Mets I DO want them to be competitive . I want the Phils Mets rivalry to approach that of the Bosox and Yankees.
 
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