You know the regular season is fast approaching when mega-contract Mets start getting hurt.
Yup, Jason Bay strained an oblique in the batting cage and is now on the shelf until further notice. To me this is a month long injury. Rib cage strains are tricky animals and you certainly don’t want to rush the guy back only to have him … blah, blah, blah… we all know the end of that sentence.
Meanwhile Bay and his 4yr/66M contract are now careening towards epic bust status. I can’t honestly think of anyone with a new deal for the 20-teens (or whatever this decade is called) who has performed worse than Jason “6HR” Bay.
What are the odds the Mets pick up Bay’s 17M option in year 2014? Pretty slim considering Bay needs 600 PAs in 2013 or 500 PAs in both 2012, 2013 to activate the option.
The funny thing is I’m sorta relieved to hear this because I’d much rather root for Lucas Duda than either of the past their prime bros Beltran and Bay.
Remember when Eddie Kunz was the next big thing? Our closer in waiting? He was part of Omar’s revamped minor league system right? Well yesterday he was traded for a guy I’ve never heard of named Allan Dykstra (no relation to Nails)
Vegas has the Met over/under at 74.5 — hmmmmm I’m takin’ the over. BMF is certainly not high on the Met fortunes this year but I think we can net 75 wins. I mean jeez they’d have to finish 7 games under .500 to lose that bet. Even I don’t think we’ll be that bad… But if it means the Wilpons have to sell I’ll gladly take the loss on that wager.