Tag:Jason Bay
Posted on: December 29, 2009 11:30 am

Yankees search for help in the outfield

The Yankees have been searching for outfield help, but the New York Daily News reports that because they missed out on Mark DeRosa does not mean the club will seek expensive options (like Matt Holliday or Jason Bay).

A Yankee official told the Daily News (before the DeRosa deal was made), "No chance on Matt Holliday, no chance on Jason Bay.... Zero. None. Underline it."

The Yankees are thinking of much cheaper free agent optionslike former Blue Jay and Cub Reed Johnson or Jerry Hairston Jr. Or, Brett Gardner could have a chance to compete for a role there. They will also troll the trade market.

Posted on: December 25, 2009 3:22 pm

Mets still Bay's only offer

Despite rumors that Jason Bay might have suitors besides the Mets, a major league source told The New York Post that there are no other serious bidders for the free-agent outfielder.

According to the report, a Mets official speculated the delay in signing Bay could be related to Bay's hope Seattle somehow puts together a proposal that at least approaches the Mets' offer. Bay is a native of British Columbia and would welcome the opportunity to play close to home.


Posted on: December 22, 2009 1:49 pm

Mets deny Martinez rumors

A Mets official told the New York Daily News that there is "no truth" to the rumors the club has discussed bringing back Pedro Martinez and there are "no discussions going on."

A club source said the Mets are focused on offense first, as they continue negotiations with Bengie Molina and Jason Bay. They aren't ready to negotiate with pitchers until they know how much it costs to add bats.

Posted on: December 22, 2009 1:41 pm

Bay and Holliday still possibilities for the Sox

Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald thinks, though unlikely, it's still possible that Jason Bay or matt Holliday could end up with the Red Sox.

There were indications from the Bay camp that talks were active.  Also, The Angels are trying to trade Gary Matthews Jr., which could allow them to re-enter the Bay sweepstakes.

The Cardinals are known to have made a five-year offer on Holliday, who also is believed to have received a five-year offer from the Red Sox.

Posted on: December 21, 2009 12:21 pm

Mets still holding on Bay and Molina

It seems as if the Mets remain at a standstill with Jason Bay and Bengie Molina leaving the club to wonder if either are truly interested in signing with the club.  However, Mets GM Omar Minaya told the New York Post , "It's a long offseason," indicating that he is still willing to wait.

Posted on: December 18, 2009 11:54 am

Jason Bay still wants more than four years

The New York Daily News reports that Jason Bay is still waiting for a five-year offer from the Mets, but the club believes that their four-year offer is sufficient and they don't want to bid against themselves. 

At this time, no other team is believed to be in pursuit of Bay but his agent continues to hold out.
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Posted on: December 16, 2009 11:50 am

Mets up Bay offer, Update on Holliday and Molina

Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting the Mets have changed their offer to Jason Bay.  According to Heyman, they upped the offer to five years at a slightly lower annual rate than the four-year deal.  However, because the talks with Bay have been slow, the speculation is that the club is now back in the mix for OF Matt  Holliday. Those are their top two targets to add power.

In addition, the talks with catcher Bengie Molina are said to be at a standstill.

Posted on: December 14, 2009 2:26 pm

Mets' offer to Bay

It is widely believed that the Mets' offer to Jason Bay could call for a revised offer for five years and it is not known if the Mets are willing to add that to their previous offer (believed to be for four years and $65 million), according to the New York Post .

A person familiar with the Mets' thinks it will "sort itself out this week" and Bay's agent said Bay is more interested in signing elsewhere after
unsuccessful negotiations with the Red Sox.

The report suggests the Mets aren't convinced that Bay won't yet work out a deal with Boston, and they are wary of being used as leverage. That is especially true in light of reports that there is another unidentified team willing to offer Bay five years. But if it becomes clear that is what would it take for the Mets, one player agent who has had past dealings with them believes the team would move quickly.

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