Originally Posted by traderumor
Sounds like a reasonable offer to me. Just because he rejected a similar (allegedly similar) offer from one team doesn't necessarily mean that isn't the market rate. It sounds more like NY media trying to create a sinister plot.
There's been a lot of talk that the Mets will have to cut payroll because the Wilpons (owners) lost in excess of $350M in the Madoff scandal, or so it's been reported.
The Mets had been looking at lower-tier FAs, but the day after the Yanks pull off a deal for Granderson, the Mets suddenly make Bay an offer that he's basically already rejected.
Not really hard to correct the dots, and it fits the Mets pattern of behavior since Omar has been the GM.