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by Gonzo Will
One Met that has to get off to a fast start is Jason Bay. There has been a lot of talk this Spring on how he really needs to step it up.
As of today, Jason Bay is 0-8.
What kind of year do you think Bay is going to have?
3/11/2012-9:19am at 9:19 am (UTC -4)
In a word, poor.
Don’t know what happened to Bay but it’s bizzare. His age decline started much earlier than most and it wasn’t gradual. I never expected him to repeat that last season in Boston but I did expect above average production. It’s not even been close.
3/11/2012-10:31am at 10:31 am (UTC -4)
There comes a point in every player’s career when you need to reevaluate your expectations for that player’s baseline average. His baseline now is no longer the 30HR 100RBI Jason Bay from before, it’s now one of a loser scrub who has no business being anywhere near the heart of a batting order at any professional level. Oh wait, nevermind, it’s all the fences. With the new dimensions he’ll be fixed. I keep forgetting that.
3/11/2012-11:18am at 11:18 am (UTC -4)
The good news for Bay is their won’t be enough fans in the park to boo him out of town. His career is over.
3/11/2012-12:06pm at 12:06 pm (UTC -4)
Bad, and looking completely hopeless vs. RHP. Will be getting platooned by 6/1 (assuming there is any LH hitter on the roster doing anything, maybe Kirk if they don’t have to put him down behind the barn).
3/11/2012-12:37pm at 12:37 pm (UTC -4)
Hmm Bay, Bay, Bay. Wait let me spin my Twister wheel and see what it says. It landed on Right hand Yellow.
There you have your answer.
3/11/2012-1:09pm at 1:09 pm (UTC -4)
I expect him to be in full platoon mode by May and kicked to the curb by the trade deadline for pennies on the dollar.
3/11/2012-1:46pm at 1:46 pm (UTC -4)
wow, Bay got a hit today. Actually fired up mlb.tv today (since I apparently let it renew for another year!) just in time to see 2 horrible defensive plays (cedeno muff and loewen trap).
I really hope come opening day it looks like a “real” team on the field. Because this rash of obliques, etc. is just absurd.
and the way we are going, Den Dekker may be starting in CF.
3/11/2012-2:11pm at 2:11 pm (UTC -4)
oh man, just saw Bay fan on 3 pitches. He looked hopeless there. I have even a worse feeling about him than I already did.
3/11/2012-2:18pm at 2:18 pm (UTC -4)
The word you’re looking to describe Bay with is ‘dismal’. He’s in mid-season form already! Oy.
3/11/2012-8:33pm at 8:33 pm (UTC -4)
All of the speculation on Bay “recovering” or the shorter fences having an impact is meaningless.
This is a not particularly athletic guy who had a total of FOUR very good years. Not superstar years, not all-time great years, four very good years TOTAL, the last of which was in Fenway in 2009. Bay’s career highs in BA/OBP/SLG were all in 2005.
Might he have been a PED guy? Sure he might have. Then being a good guy maybe he gave them up after he signed his last big deal. And of course, no one else offered Bay jack, aside from Omar the franchise destroyer.
Look, Bay is done.
Wright was, despite the decreased power, hitting .324 with a .414 OBP when Cain beaned him. He has not come remotely close to those numbers since.
Bay and Wright are pretty much 100% not going to again be what they once were.
Yeah, I used to be a sunshiner, but I always have been a realist, and Ceetar notwithstanding, I think most of us will be able to enjoy 2012 a lot more if we accept this team for what it is.
3/11/2012-10:20pm at 10:20 pm (UTC -4)
I agree about Bay. I just don’t see it with him at this point. And I know if is just a ST game, but his 1 AB that I saw today was scary (waving at 3 straight pitches no where near the plate, from a lefty even. he looked old, slow and lost.
Wright? I still have hope he can rebound. Helps that he is still in his prime age years. Of course, would help if this rib injury deal went away quickly so we could see what he could do healthy!
as to the season and the team, I don’t get all worked up over a season. Take the positives that you find, look for young guys to get hooked on, whatever.
3/11/2012-9:31pm at 9:31 pm (UTC -4)
This talk about the Citi dimensions being a problem for Bay are ridiculous. Did no one in the Mets front office recognize that Bay was actually okay at Citi last season while being miserable on the road?
2011 on road: .215 .297 .321
2011 at home: .280 .364 .435
2010 at home: .277 .371 .459
2010 on road: .243 .326 .354
the idea that Bay’s struggles have anything to do with the Citi dimensions is absurd.
3/11/2012-10:11pm at 10:11 pm (UTC -4)
those road numbers from last year are horrid. And frankly, doesn’t make much sense to be that big of a split, given citi is not some hitting paradise. Only thing that might have been helping was the spacious alleys? Not that he had many extra base hits.
3/12/2012-2:01am at 2:01 am (UTC -4)
How prominent is Bay in my PIOOYA Mets projection formulae? Well when I plug Bay’s name into the summation the formulae kicks out Otis Redding.
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