Oct-13-2009, 09:26 PM #1
Rumor Mill:Jason Bay leaving Boston for San Francisco?
Jason Bay leaving Boston for San Francisco?
By Mark Miller
The San Francisco Giants want to add a player with a big bat this off-season and the word is that the Boston Red Sox's Jason Bay(notes) will be the prime target, according to the Boston Globe.
The Giants, who've needed a big offensive threat ever since Barry Bonds(notes) receded into the fog, are apparently ready to open their wallet for a fella like Bay or Matt Holliday(notes), both of whom will be free agents soon enough.
The Red Sox are apparently hoping to retain Bay, but he has his home in Seattle and rumor has it he'd like to return to the West Coast.
Source: Boston Globe
Bay is about ready to hit his cripple and decline stage. The homers came at a short porch this year in boston, but the batting average sank for a good couple of months into the .250's, then the injuries piled on.
nice guy, has no speed and range to play an OF position that has deeper gaps but at his age, with his injuries and the repeat injuries.... the Giants are gonna be overpaying for what Bay once was, not what he;s going to be.
Pirates were smart to trade him, too bad they got dick in return
The Standard Is The Standard and The Pittsburgh Sports Forum Is The Standard
That's their history; to sign a guy that's has seen his best days just pass him or just past his prime by a few years(Recent examples:Zito, Edgar Renteria).