A different kinda take
A different kinda take
In Boston, a total of two seasons, Bay regressed in the department of batting average. He hit .274/.380/.534. The biggest problem was injuries. Bay played in 151 games in 2009. Not bad, but not great.
I kind of lost interest in reading after that.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
It's a good Plan B if things fall through with Ludwick IMO. Also, it's good leverage to use against Ludwick's agent. "Hey, we're about ready to sign Jason Bay on the cheap as our LF. You better accept our deal ASAP."
As a flier for cheap (e.g. $2MM), sure. But I would want to have to count on him at all.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Bemoaning the regression in "the department of batting average" while also showing he OPS'd over .900 is also a good reason to stop reading.
Sounds like an article written by some of the guys I used to run into in my summer jobs during college. "I don't know why they keep putting Dunn out there in left field while Keppinger's on the bench. Now that boy can hit!"
there's nothing like bowling a 300 game! 13 now and retired.
Ricky henderson has a higher OBP than C. patterson and he's retired. C. Trent 6-14-2008
No Thanks. His tenure at the Mets was awful, and it can't be entirely excused to injury IMO. He's a shell of his former self, 34 yrs old, and not getting any younger. Pass.
Last edited by GAC; 11-12-2012 at 05:55 AM.
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Pass. Bay is toast. I think if the Mets had any hope of Bay improving with moved in fences at Citi they wouldn't have released him. Bay has been trending down for a couple of years and I don't know if he can even play serviceable OF anymore.