Watching Jason Bay patrol LF for the Mets is pure entertainment. You go into the game and don’t expect to be given more reasons to regret his 4 year/$66 million deal, yet Bay consistently delivers. Entering today’s game he was 0-22. I can’t even call that a slump because Bay has been a bum so far.
I’m sure Bay is a likable guy, and he plays right. I mean half of his concussions have come on him giving it all at a wall. He is probably trying his hardest and as soon as the Mets get rid of him, he’ll settle in somewhere between 2009 Red Sox Jason Bay and 2010 Mets Jason Bay. That’s a decent outfielder, but not one who deserves to make double what R.A. Dickey, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada, Ike Davis, Jordanny Valdespin, and Jonathon Niese make combined.
So here is Bay Watch. It’s an extra page similar to Game in One Word where I update the everyday exploits of Jason Bay until he ceases his existence on the Mets’ roster. Will Jason Bay get a hit? Walk? Strikeout less than four times? Pinch hit?
Who knows? Just bring back The Dude.