Sunday, December 20, 2009

Is It Time To Cancel Bay Watch?

We are approachhing Christmas, and there is still no end in sight to "Bay Watch." Jason Bay is still holding out hope that either the Mets offer him $100M or some other team offers him something, just something...

I have wanted Bay since Pittsburgh let it be known that they were going to move their leftfielder in 2008. That being said, I am growing concerned. I'm not concerned of other teams; I am concerned if Bay accepts a deal with the Mets, it will be because it will either be that, or unemployment. It is becoming abundantly clear that he doesn't want to play for the team that drafted him.

In Bill Madden - NY Daily News , he cites that Bay's agent, Joe Urbon, went back to the Red Sox to try and revisit a contract negotiation. The Red Sox, after picking up Mike Cameron, are not interested. Still, Omar Minaya and the Mets haven't heard a peep from the Bay Camp.

It's time for Omar Minaya and the Mets to set a Drop-Dead date for Bay to either accept or refuse the Mets four year $65M contract.

The media is wondering if it isn't only the Mets poor 2009, the collapses of 2007 and 2008, but the ball park for which they call home. Are hitters being scared off? The home run has become so sexy, that everyone tries to do it. Jason Bay is no Hall Of Famer, so I don't see why a potential reduction in his HR output is so terrible. Secondly, Bay is a dead pull hitter, so he might actually benefit from the parks dimensions.

Whatever Bay's motives or concerns are, it is time for the Mets to make a decision if it's time to cancel Bay Watch.

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