Bay On His Way

Sports Radio NY AM1240-WGBBContributor IJanuary 4, 2010

New York Mets fans were going “nuts” when former Boston Red Sox outfielder, Jason Bay signed a four year 66 million dollar deal with a fifth year option. Bay has passed the physical and will be announced as a member of the Mets tomorrow (Tuesday, January 5th 2010).

The Mets have suffered with the outfield position last season and signing Bay brings hope to this team.

Bay’s batting average was .267, with a career high of 36 home runs and 119 RBIs. He brought good help to the Red Sox outfield, but being able to stay consistent in the line-up is something that needs to be done.

I have confidence that Bay will produce well in the outfield. He came to the Red Sox after Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, Manny Ramirez, and filled the role acceptably. Citi Field has a huge outfield, but Bay should be able to handle that.

Dealing with New York pressure is nothing, because Bay has played in Boston and he’s done fine.

The Mets have done a good job signing Bay to fill in the outfield duties. But its not time to “kick your feet up,” there are still missing holes that need to be filled.

The Mets need a catcher, first baseman and the starting pitching staff is a “joke.” The only complete pitcher is Johan Santana and the rest are all average or sometimes below average pitchers.