Saturday, January 23, 2010

Are the Red Sox Better Off Without Bay?

The New York Mets signed Jason Bay to a four year deal worth $66 million on December 28, 2009. One important question remains for the Red Sox, however, are the Red Sox better off without him? Yes, Jason Bay is a very good hitter but Mike Cameron is a far superior fielder and not too shabby of a hitter either. Apparently, the reason the Sox have Mike Cameron instead of Bay is that the had a "medical dispute." Here is- more or less- what happened: Bay and Boston agreed on a four year, $60 million contract, Bay rejected it, then he accepted it again, then... they had a (gasp) physical! It was meant to be a formality, but the Sox noticed bad signs in Bay's knees and shoulders. It isn't good to not have a guy who hit .267 with 36 home runs and 119 RBIs last year, but if he gets injured and Cameron has a career year, the Sox will be better off. Go Sox, all the way!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Well I'm sad to see him go. Good luck to you Jason.