The Mets Brand New Focus

Mets ParadiseCorrespondent IDecember 11, 2009

BOSTON - OCTOBER 11:  Jason Bay #44 of the Boston Red Sox catches a Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fly ball in the third inning of Game Three of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Fenway Park on October 11, 2009 in Boston,  Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Throughout the days leading up to, and during the winter meetings, just about every team is somehow connected to every player.  So far, some of the starts the Mets have been linked to are Matt Holliday, and John Lackey.  But, as of today, a reported 65 million over 4 years has been offered to former Red Sox, and Pirates outfielder Jason Bay.  Bay, unlike Holliday, is mainly know for his power.  Although he has been known to strike out quite a bit, he provides a consistent bat, to go along with quality fielding.  He consistently hits  30 home runs per year, and his average remains quite respectful.   This offer at least puts the Mets in contention to get him, and it serves as an excellent starting point for a negotiation.

To group Bay in an outfield with Carlos Beltran, and Jeff Francoeur would give the Mets a top outfield, and would provide the middle of the lineup with its much needed power.

Although i support the possible acquisition of Jason Bay, i have made it quite clear that i would prefer the addition of Matt Holliday.  Yes Bay does provide power, but with Holliday you get a different type of player.  He is much more well rounded, and will help the Mets in multiple ways.  Other outfielders the mets have been connected to include Josh Willingham, and Juan Rivera.  These players of course would need to  be required in a trade, while Holliday or Bay would simply cost a draft pick, and a whole lot of cash.

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