Former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jason Bay will be one of the top marquee free agents to hit the open market this month. The Boston Red Sox would love to keep Bay and have made an initial offer of four years worth $60 million. Bay has an interest in returning to Boston but is believed to be seeking atleast 5-6 years worth $16-$18 million per season. A number of teams are expected to express interest including the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels and the San Francisco Giants. The St. Louis-Dispatch reports, the Cardinals have also targeted Bay, if outfielder Matt Holliday leaves via free agency. Talk around the league is that one team prepared to outbid the Red Sox could be the San Francisco Giants. The Mets, Cardinals, Braves and Blue Jays expressed significant interest in Bay during his timeRead More »
Former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jason Bay could net a long-term extension with the Boston Red Sox. According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox are very interested in talking to Bay about an extension before spring training. Bay hit 31 home runs ‚Äì 101 RBI‚Äôs in 155 games last season. Bay was traded to the Red Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 31, 2008. Bay batted .341 in the playoffs last season. Bay is believed to be seeking a 4yr deal worth $44-45 million.
Boston 4 ‚Äì Anaheim 1 The Anaheim Angels were 8-1 against the Boston Red Sox during the regular season but none of that matters now. Jason Bay playing in his first post season game ever hit a two run homerun in the 6th inning and the Red Sox beat the Angels 4-1 Wednesday night. Bay brought the Sox back from a 1-0 deficit and they got a strong start from pitcher Jon Lester allowed only 1 unearned run in seven innings.