Jason Bay: Is He Worth The Money He Wants?

Tim CorwinContributor IDecember 19, 2009

BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 15:  Jason Bay #44 of the Boston Red Sox gets a hit against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 15, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-1.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Jason Bay has made a huge impact on the Red Sox. There is no doubt about that. But most likely he won't sign with the Sox this next season. The Sox won't sign someone who is asking for the amount Bay is currently requesting.

I saw Bay play last year at home. He did good out in the field but wasn't hitting very consistently. Last year he was either hot one week and terrible the next. The game before this he hit two home runs. Then the next he hit 1 for 2. Luckily Papelbon helped close that game out.

Now if he is going to sign with another big team, he needs to focus on all around fundamentals. He isn't playing to his full potential. He is a great baseball player but he really needs to focus this spring.