Jason Bay, Where Are You?

Andrew PhillipsCorrespondent IDecember 26, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14: American League All-Star Jason Bay of Boston Red Sox and Mark Teixeira of New York Yankees look on before the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
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Born in 1978 in Trail, British Columbia, Jason Bay has kicked around the major leagues since 2003 when he made his debut for the San Diego Padres after attending Gonzaga University. After spending most '03 with San Diego, Bay made his way to Pittsburg via a trade for Brian Giles to toil away for the Pirates. Shortly after proving his All Star worth in Pittsburgh, Bay was traded to the Boston Red Sox where he continued his monster year, and cementing his status as a superstar. Now that the - is upon us, Bay has rejected a Red Sox offer to come back to Boston, and has been leaving the New York Mets in limbo. Jason Bay? Come to Seattle. The Mariners could use your bat in the heart of their lineup. You've been quoted as saying you'd do " back-flips" to play for your hometown M's. So how do the Mariners react? By trading for Milton Bradley? Please. They have the money to spend to get Bay. Why not? There have been for worse large contracts doled out in the history of baseball with far more risk than Jason Bay brings to the table. Kevin Brown. Mike Hampton. At least put an offer on the table for Bay Seattle--At this point, you have a very solid chance at Bay accepting your offer. Considering the way he's treated the Mets and Red Sox offers as if it was the Cold War. This would put the Mariners over the edge, and turn up the heat on not only the Angels, but the rest of the league as well.