On Jason Bay…
“The Mets will likely try to trade him this winter, seeing if they can find someone else’s bad contract to swap. If that doesn’t work and he makes it to spring training, they’ll hope he looks better. Then — if Bay appears as rigid and unathletic as he has the last few years — they should let him go. Alderson has done it before.” – Andrew Marchand, ESPN New York
2:34 UPDATE: Andrew Marchand will join The Pete Barrett Podcast Friday afternoon.
This column was published in the beginning of August, but the situation has only worsened. In his last 10 games, Bay has just four hits, and a .143 batting average. Like Marchand addresses, GM Sandy Alderson has cut players before: Castillo and Perez. But even with his lack of production, Bay is still admired by his teammates and coaches for his positive attitude through his dramatic decline.
With ownership’s financial insecurity – instead of cutting Bay they should pool their resources and locate the monSTARS who stole Bay’s swing – because it looks worse than Michael Jordan’s in Space Jam.