Wednesday, June 8, 2011

$66 Million Dollar Baby: The Struggles of Jason Bay as a Met

Is it Citi Field, the pressure of the New York spotlight, or just age? whatever it is, it's been causing 4-year, 66$ Million Dollar outfielder Jason Bay to struggle ever since he was signed in 2010 as a Met. Bay has only hit 8 HR's in his career as a Met and lately has been in a awful 0 for 20 slump. He's been batting .216 this year and battled a rib cage injury for the first month of the year. In 2 combined years as a Met, Bay has only played 133 games. In the previous 6 years as a Pirate and a Red Sock, he played more than 145 games in each year. Terry Collins even tried to move Bay down to the 6 hole this year, to take some pressure off of him. That still didn't work, as he's be 0 for 7 in the 2games hes played in the 6 hole. Bay has gone .171 with Runners in Scoring position this year. "Lets be honest- im here to hit and i haven't been hitting" Bay said before Saturday's game. So, What do you think has been causing Bay to not hit all of a sudden? leave your comments below and i will look into them.
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Pray for Gary "The Kid" Carter #8.