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Jason Bay has been a disappointment for Met fans since they signed him as a free agent before the 2010 season.
Jason Bay 2011: .245 BA / 12 HR / 57 RBI / .703 OPS
In 2009, Jason Bay was a member of the Boston Red Sox and he hit 36 home runs, drove in 119 runs and hit for a .267 average. He played in 151 games and had 531 at-bats.
In the offseason, he signed a four-year, $66 million contract with the New York Mets. It was expected he'd join players such as Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright to form a very potent Mets offense. It did not turn out that way, though.
Bay got off to an abysmal start to the 2010 season and then the injuries started to pile up. Bay only played in 95 games in 2010; it was hoped that 2011 would the year he'd bounce back. It wouldn't have been a big shock if he had won the Comeback Player of The Year award last year.
That didn't work out either. 2011 was another struggle, as Bay still seemed out of his element hitting in the spacious confines of Citi Field.
This year, the Mets have moved the fences in. Reyes and Beltran are both gone, but the Mets are already looking like a more confident team and it's hoped that Bay will eventually rediscover the stroke that earned him that big contract back in December of 2009.