"Contrary to popular belief,i think the Mets signing of Jason Bay was a good one at the time."
Yes it was, but people don't want to admit that and come up with weird reasons why they wouldn't have done it (Bay was juicing, the Red Sox knew he was done, etc).
But at the time, it was the kind of move the fanbase would be thrilled with if it happened this OS.
No, there were plenty of people who though that for the money it was actually a bad contract. Nobody thought that Bay would be the nothing that he was, but those of us who were against it, thought that his production would suffer here at Citi to an extent that made it not worth the resources.
So, just because his production fell even way below what the anti-Bay crowd thought it would be, that doesn't mean we were wrong.
honestly i didnt hate the move at the time,just wasnt my first choice. but i wasnt completely ahainst it either.idk what lead to fall off,ive never seen anythng like that before,except maybe the alomar deal.
Bay was already horrendous before the concussion dude. He was just awful for us from day 1.
My issue with the whole thing was more about the way they lied to the fans because they did take a lesser player and passed on Holliday. So they tried to tell us about these charts that showed Bay would've hit more HR's at Citi based on his year before in Boston than Holliday would have, which was immediately rebuffed and shown to be completely fabricated by just about every data compiling baseball site.
I also disagree with the idea that it's not on Sandy if the deal doesn't work out. People said the same things about guys like Francisco and Ramirez. Why is Sandy a completely infallable GM? It's not his fault if free agents don't pan out, not his fault if players we trade for don't pan out, not his fault if prospects he trades a Cy Young award winner don't pan out. What exactly is he accountable for?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Omar bid against himself for Bay, just like he did with Oliver Perez? I seem to recall that the Mets had a reasonable offer on the table for Bay, and then they upped it to the $66 million monstrosity, even though no other team was seriously bidding for Bay's services.
If that's correct, then Omar definitely deserves blame -- not for signing Bay, but for signing him for such a ridiculous and unnecessary amount of money.