It's amazing how this front office operates. There's a dozen+ teams that would have taken Bay for free for a prospect or two if you're going to pay the contract. And then you can control where he ends up. Now, he's going to have a ton of value on the open market and he could wind up within the division at league minimum salary.
The way this team just throws away players like Bay and Fmart and is not efficient or patient.
Dude have you seen Bay play for this team for the last 3 years?
I'm not Sandy's biggest fan but nobody could have or would have gotten anything for this piece of trash.
" but at least they could have got a B level prospect for him."
Are you f'ing serious??
The dirty part is no one told Bay yet, he still suffering symptoms from the concussions.
Absolutely serious. You don't think a DOZEN teams wouldn't dump some meaningless second tier prospect to take a chance on JASON BAY if he was FREE? EVERY team in contention from the Yankees to the Nationals would be in on that.
Jason Bay was awful with the Mets. That doesn't mean Jason Bay is awful or would be awful somewhere else.
"You don't think a DOZEN teams wouldn't dump some meaningless second tier prospect to take a chance on JASON BAY if he was FREE?"
Actually, no, I don't think so.
And what makes you think SA didn't try?
Not 1-team would trade a prospect to the Mets for Jason Bay.
The Mets wouldn't be willing to pay Bay's entire contract, if they weren't willing to Cut him.
" Jason Bay is a VERY valuable commodity on the trade market without the contract. "
No he isn't.
If they traded him they would have had to pay his entire salary this year, instead of freeing up payroll for this year to make some moves. I prefer that a lot more than whatever B C prospect you could have gotten for him.
you're an idiot....he DID try...he tried for the past 2 years....no one bought in....details havent been revealed but my guess is that this negotiation centered on cutting out the option...i would guess that, while he will earn all of his 2013 salary, we will not have to pay the buyout on the option
the MOST you could get for a guy like bay is a chris schwinden-would-likely-be-available-off-waivers-at-some-point-anyway type player
"I don't think he did try. '
What leads you to believe that?