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Could the Indians sign Jason Bay?

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06:54 AM ET 11.08 | News broke Wednesday afternoon that Jason Bay and the New York Mets have agreed to part ways. Bay still had a guaranteed year and $21 million left on the four-year, $66 million contract he signed with New York in 2009, but he will now hit the open market as a free agent. It's too early for even the first rumors about where Bay might land in 2013 to have started, but still I'll throw out the question: Could he be a target for the Indians? Bay, 34, hit .165 with a .536 OPS in 2012, but his overall resume is far more impressive than that. He owns a .269/.363/.485 career slashline in 10 MLB seasons even after his mediocre three years with the Mets. He's OPSed .895 or higher six times in his career, and though he's had some down years in Queens, 2012 was the first time Bay had ever been a significantly below-average hitter.

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November 8, 2012  03:39 PM ET

jasoy is no longer the player he use to be,perhaps if he sign with the pirates a one year deal with the major league limited salary at 400k, but that's all i can see here!!!

November 8, 2012  04:06 PM ET

Jason Bay hit 24 home runs in 3 Years, he should pay the Indians for taking a roster spot! Great Guy, he is not himself and that's sad!
Day 11 still no power, over 7 inches of snow and still snowing! I had an electrical cord plugged into my neighbors house to keep whatever food refrigerated and the Town Plows, ripped them out! Still haven't seen my President in NY.

November 8, 2012  04:29 PM ET
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He will go to the highest bidder. duh

Money shouldn't be as much of an issue in signing with a club as an opportunity to play regularly will be.

November 8, 2012  04:32 PM ET
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Money shouldn't be as much of an issue in signing with a club as an opportunity to play regularly will be.

lets not forget,,the injuries are jason bay best friends i wouldn't advice any team to sign this guy unless they would like to deal with a injury at any time,with j, bay,,, though!!!

November 8, 2012  05:32 PM ET

Dude, he sucks. He'll be lucky to get a decent contract with a winning team.

 
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