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YankeeFan28
12-07-2009, 08:13 AM
I'm hearing that Bay has been telling his former Pirates teammates he'd stand on his head and sing on E. Martinez Way to play for M's.http://twitter.com/gbakermariners/status/6422609776

UPDATE:

From Buster Olney: Seattle unlikely to get involved on Jason Bay. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove09/news/story?id=4717538

FlakeyFool
12-07-2009, 10:33 AM
Hes from B.C., so maybe he wants to be close to his family?

Towelie
12-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Please sign with the M's.

SpeeMN
12-07-2009, 11:05 AM
It'd be great if they signed all these free agents then won the world series with ken griffey on their squad

donnie23
12-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Please sign with the M's.

Dreaming of Matt Holliday and draft picks?:)

CrasH-X
12-07-2009, 11:41 AM
Real big news .. it'll make my day if it happens //

bagwell368
12-07-2009, 11:45 AM
By all means take him. I'd rather have Mike Cameron playing for the Sox. Bay's SLG will go down in Safeco, his miserable D will exposed even more. After the first two years of the contract he'll be hated by the Mariner fans for getting old and sucking up all that money.

Plus we get the two picks for "losing" him. Thanks in advance.

Towelie
12-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Dreaming of Matt Holliday and draft picks?:)

Yes, I don't even like Holliday that much I just want the 17th pick in the draft (I thinks thats the right number)

donnie23
12-07-2009, 11:58 AM
Yes, I don't even like Holliday that much I just want the 17th pick in the draft (I thinks thats the right number)

You don't like Holliday or you don't like overpaying him? I think he's pretty attractive for for you guys.

jg1573
12-07-2009, 12:09 PM
For the 17th pick in the draft and the inevitable signing of Matt Holliday you guys can have Jason Bay.

Super.
12-07-2009, 12:23 PM
17th pick please and thank you!

donnie23
12-07-2009, 12:27 PM
Considering the Angels are probably interested, this could be just to drive up his price. Makes sense though, I'd like to play near my hometown.

Rapthug
12-07-2009, 12:34 PM
Hes from B.C., so maybe he wants to be close to his family?

He lives in the Washington.....I think his wife is from there too.

poodski
12-07-2009, 12:43 PM
I dont really like this for the Mariners. Poor defense, and in a bigger park wouldnt do him well.

Burkey3472
12-07-2009, 01:00 PM
He wants to be closer to home, so this really isn't shocking. Not sure he would fit well there though and by the end of his contract he may be getting boo'ed.

jim51990
12-07-2009, 01:04 PM
This make holliday to the sox more likely so this is great new

Tragedy
12-07-2009, 01:15 PM
Please sign with the M's.
That's what I'm saying.

Lets get Holliday.

Pierzynski4Prez
12-07-2009, 01:18 PM
so I see the Red Sox have no problem letting him go. But you can't just assume that the Sox will sign Holliday.

Will that 17th pick in the draft replace those 120 RBI's next year, or do you guys have someone ready to go in LF for you?

zambo4president
12-07-2009, 01:20 PM
Great for the Mariners. Weird for Bay.

bagwell368
12-07-2009, 01:25 PM
so I see the Red Sox have no problem letting him go. But you can't just assume that the Sox will sign Holliday.

Will that 17th pick in the draft replace those 120 RBI's next year, or do you guys have someone ready to go in LF for you?

I'd rather have Cameron/Hermida in LF then Bay. Bay is going to be dreadful in the '12-'14 or '12-'15 years. No thanks. At most I'd pay $16M $14M $12M $10M $8M for him - $12M per with more up front.

magichatnumber9
12-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Well If Bay Signs with the Mariners I will be very happy for him. He did a great job for us and he will be missed. I don't think rubbing in Holiday and draft picks accomplishes jack **** except for showing lack of maturity and bitterness. This is just a business.

Pierzynski4Prez
12-07-2009, 01:39 PM
I'd rather have Cameron/Hermida in LF then Bay. Bay is going to be dreadful in the '12-'14 or '12-'15 years. No thanks. At most I'd pay $16M $14M $12M $10M $8M for him - $12M per with more up front.

yea he's already 31, those later years would be bad, unless you do the payments right. Don't want to get caught in a situation like the cubs where they will be paying soriano 18-20 mil a year when he is like 36-38 years old. He ain't even worth it now. 12 isn't bad though for Bay's offense, but who knows if he can produce like last year, it was a contract year too after all.

Cameron would be good, but is older like bay, so I wouldn't do more than a 2-3 year deal.

Strike89
12-07-2009, 01:42 PM
Not sure it's a good move for Seattle as Bay will cost money, draft picks, and will play mediocre defense that will decline rapidly.

Then again by adding Figgins and Bay it might show other FAs that they are serious about winning and this will help attract them to Seattle.

YankeeFan28
12-07-2009, 01:48 PM
From Buster Olney: Seattle unlikely to get involved on Jason Bay. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove09/news/story?id=4717538

Strike89
12-07-2009, 01:51 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove09/news/story?id=4717538

Then I guess that's it. :)

bagwell368
12-07-2009, 02:26 PM
Well If Bay Signs with the Mariners I will be very happy for him. He did a great job for us and he will be missed. I don't think rubbing in Holiday and draft picks accomplishes jack **** except for showing lack of maturity and bitterness. This is just a business.

Not bitterness, Bay will be a disaster in terms of price/performance wherever he goes. As long as he ends up elsewhere in the AL then Boston and eats up precious dollars that could have been used more wisely by a competitor I'm all set.

He didn't BTW do a good job for us when the MFY buried us this summer, did he?

bagwell368
12-07-2009, 02:27 PM
yea he's already 31, those later years would be bad, unless you do the payments right. Don't want to get caught in a situation like the cubs where they will be paying soriano 18-20 mil a year when he is like 36-38 years old. He ain't even worth it now. 12 isn't bad though for Bay's offense, but who knows if he can produce like last year, it was a contract year too after all.

Cameron would be good, but is older like bay, so I wouldn't do more than a 2-3 year deal.

MC is like 37 or about to be 37, he's a 1 year w/ option at most. But he can bridge the gap to other players -hopefully from our system.

CQSox305
12-07-2009, 02:35 PM
I wonder if he would take less than 15M a season to play for them.

Punkindrublic03
12-07-2009, 02:41 PM
The M's will not sign Jason Bay. They value defense more than anyone and Bay would be a major liability in the outfield. Safeco Field also kills right handed hitters, Bay's numbers would def. drop playing in Seattle.

The Mariners won't waste their money on Bay because he is going to command so much $. They don't want to pay a below average defender to hit .260/25 hr/ 100 rbi.

The M's have that guy in Jose Lopez, excpet Lopez comes 13 million dollars less.

Thank God Buster from ESPN is reporting the M's not so interested now.

R to the G
12-07-2009, 02:43 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove09/news/story?id=4717538

If a player comes out and says he'd love to play for a team, I'd expect said team to deny or downplay interest, it's simple bargaining. If you tell someone you'd love to work for them, they're not going to offer you top dollar. They'll expect you to take less because you were open about how much you want to work for them.

bagwell368
12-07-2009, 03:05 PM
well either Bay and/or his agent is banking on the Angels/Mariners rivalry and loss of Figgins to try and coax the Angels into the mix. Good. A broke Angel is an easier target that one w/ free cash.

magichatnumber9
12-07-2009, 03:26 PM
According to Buster Seattle is not interested in Jason Bay. Just heard from winter meetings.(Someone beat me too it.) Angels maybe, who knows

magichatnumber9
12-07-2009, 03:30 PM
Not bitterness, Bay will be a disaster in terms of price/performance wherever he goes. As long as he ends up elsewhere in the AL then Boston and eats up precious dollars that could have been used more wisely by a competitor I'm all set.

He didn't BTW do a good job for us when the MFY buried us this summer, did he?There were times during the season when I could just tell he was gonna strike out. But overall I just really liked the way he carried himself on and off the field. I am sure Jason is gone but I thought he was a very admirable ball player these last couple of years.

Punkindrublic03
12-07-2009, 03:38 PM
According to Buster Seattle is not interested in Jason Bay. Just heard from winter meetings.(Someone beat me too it.) Angels maybe, who knows

:clap:

R to the G
12-08-2009, 02:07 AM
#Mariners very hopeful they can land Jason Bay. Strong sense is he either signs with them or #Angels.

John Perrotto (http://twitter.com/jperrotto)

CubbieSteve
12-08-2009, 02:09 AM
Hmm, Seattle is being very active so far. Getting Bay would be huge for them.

Ty Fast
12-08-2009, 02:52 AM
he is from trail b.c and that is like 10 miles from the b.c, wahington border

FWBrodie
12-08-2009, 03:53 AM
Jason Bay would be a terrible signing for the Mariners.

bagwell368
12-08-2009, 09:55 AM
^

He would be bad for any team in terms of value over 4 or 5 years, but in a field like Safeco, it's even worse.