It was still too civilized for my tastes - I'd have loved to have seen him dumped unceremoniously, but this is a GREAT start to the offseason.
Lets see what's next.
There is no reason for there to be any ill feelings toward Bay. The guy busted his butt every day he was here. The results were not there, but I can never trash a guy that way if he's at least giving 100% effort.
These last three years were as hard on Jason, ad it was on fans and Mets management. For a true professional like that, collecting those game checks didn't apease his anguish over being a failure here. I wish him well and hope he bounces back, at least to some degree.
As Ricco and Bay said, I think this was a very good idea that works for both sides, and resolves what wasa very distastely situation. Both sides can move on now.
Well done by Sandy. Gives a little more payroll breathing room over the next couple of years. Plus it takes some of the stink of death off the team.... Bay is a great guy, but having him on the team as a failure, was like having a black cloud following us around.
" I'd have loved to have seen him dumped unceremoniously, but "
What does that MEAN, specifically?
I'm glad that they spread the cost over a few years so that he's not quite the albatross he was. MAYBE with that payroll flexibility, they can keep Wright, or at least start building the team.
Yeah, I know the results weren't there... which is why I wrote the results weren't there and it was best he move on.
Comparing him to ARod is just absurd.
As for being on someone's most hated list... I feel bad for someone with that warped perceptive on life. I have better things to do than expend energy hating a guy for not hitting a baseball 3 times out of each 10 at-bats.
"even if he's the nicest guy to ever put on a uni, he'll be on most Met fans top 10 hated list.... I know he's on mine!!! "
LOL wow. I bet you're a real fun person to be around.