Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Dear Wilpons-

I was originally going to start this post with some witty comment, but time is precious and by the time I finish this post our opportunity may be over. The point is very simple: it's time to pull the trigger on this Jason Bay trade.

Let's look at the facts:
1) We need a left fielder, and there are two very good left fielders out there named Jason Bay and Matt Holliday.
2) Matt Holliday reportedly wants to stay in St. Louis, and St. Louis reportedly has offered him 8 years. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that giving ANYBODY over 30 an 8 year contract is insane! I am hereby revoking my previous post saying that you should do whatever it takes to sign him, because I don't think having a LF enjoying his "twilight years" for $18M per year is a smart investment in 2018.

There are certain statistics that stick out to me about Jason Bay that I think would translate very well for our beloved ball club. In the last 5 years he has AVERAGED a .279 batting average, 31 home runs, and 103 RBI's, and last year he had 36 homers and drove in 119 runs. Also, the guy hit .360 with runners in scoring position. Ask any Mets fan what one of the most frustrating things is, and they'll tell you it's watching a game with a guy on second and/or third and we can't drive them in.

I heard that Omar offered him a 4-year contract, which is good news for the sole purpose of proving to us that he's not in a coma. Rumor has it that he's asking for 6 years, but locking him up until he's 37 is one year too many. Here's hoping that a 5-year deal with a club option for a 6th will get it done. That way, if he's doing well we hang onto him for another year. If not we send him packing.

Fred, Jeff: I have good news...Jason Bay is still available! Get on the horn and make it happen! Once that's done we can focus on the rest of the missing pieces, but it starts with ending this "Bay-watch".

The Fans


Coop said...

If we get Jason Bay, I am going to personally start the Bay-Watch community in LF reserve seats in 2010