Jason Bay is back.” - A real sentence I just heard on MLB Network.
Jason Bay says there is a running joke going around team: “We still have a few days to trade for Carlos [Beltran] back.
You hurt for him when he doesn’t do well. It makes times like this real rich because you can rejoice with him when it does go well.
R.A. Dickey on Jason Bay after his walk-off hit vs the Yankees Sunday. - NYTimes
I’ve been tweaking for so long,” he said Friday, “you almost forget what normal is.”
“You’ve done so many things that you kind of forget what natural feels like,” he said. “I’m just looking for that feel. I don’t care what it looks like. I don’t care if I stand on my head. I need to do something where every time I’m not trying to fix something every pitch.
Speaking of exits, it may be hard to believe this, but my understanding is that Sandy Alderson, doing all due diligence to try to revive the team from Queens, has asked almost every club what they might give him for every one of his key players. You can forget the Jose Reyes talk: the Mets and the MLB caretakers working unobtrusively with them know they must re-sign Reyes. There are intriguing answers when the Mets say “Ike Davis” and, surprisingly, “Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran.” The answers offered when they say “David Wright” are stunningly low. The rap is simple: perfect public face of a franchise. Wonderful teammate. Great guy. Productive hitter and deft fielder. Durable. And not to be relied upon in the clutch. The yield for David Wright might be less than the yield for Carlos Beltran (FYI absolutely none of this comes from Sandy Alderson or anybody in the Met front office)…