As Jason Bay's Career Slowly Closes, Who Can the New York Mets Call on Next?

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As Jason Bay's Career Slowly Closes, Who Can the New York Mets Call on Next?
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After signing Jason Bay to a mammoth free agent contract in December of 2009, he has done just about everything to argue the case that his career is essentially over. After sporting career-lows in many respects in his inaugural campaign in Flushing, Bay followed with an even more horrendous 2011 season.

In 2012, Bay looks (gulp) worse. He's contributed the worst WAR of his career (-0.6), and now finds himself getting pinch-hit for late in games. A steep fall for the two-time All-Star, but it appears his days as a respected MLB starter are over.

This isn't a personal shot at Bay, who clearly gives all he's got in the field and on the basepaths all season long. He just doesn't have it anymore. Let's look at some in-house options the Mets have to replace Bay in left field. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.

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