Mets Manager Jerry Manuel says that left-fielder Jason Bay is done for the season thanks to his concussion suffered July 23rd at Dodger Stadium.
If there is any lingering problems or concerns then the Mets should shut Bay down. The Mets are out of the race so there is no need to take any chances when it comes to a guy's head. The Mets are making the right move. Plus, Bay cannot go more than 48 hours without a recurrence of concussion related symptoms. Scary stuff.
So, what did the Mets get from their off-season free-agent acquisition?
Bay, if he doesn't play again this season, ends the year with an average of .259 with 6 homers and 47 RBI's. Bay will make 8.6 million this year and the next three years is due 16-million per year and then 17-million in 2014.
Citi Field obviously played a major part in the lack of production by Bay who hit 36 homers and knocked in 119 last season with the Red Sox.
The Mets need to become a pitching and defense type team that emphasises speed on the bases, sort of like the Whitey Herzog Cardinals of the 80's. If they want to build with power, they are wasting their time. The ballpark isn't conducive to that kind of team.