Dare I Even Say It?

I’m afraid to say it because i’d hate to be a jinx but … Jason Bay is having a resurgence.

BMF had completely given up on him. I no longer have any expectation for Bay who I was chalking up the one last Minaya bust.

But Bay has recently been very steady. He hasn’t been wowing anyone with headline making hits but he’s looked comfortable and dialed in.

I’m not sold on this awakening … but at least now we have a chance at an getting an impact player next year… Maybe…

12 Responses to “Dare I Even Say It?”

  1. BlondiesJake Says:

    Since June 15, roughly two months worth of games, Bay has raised his average from .207 to .254 and has 7 HRs and 34 RBIs. Pretty impressive for a guy who most fans, including me, had given up on. If he continues to hit the rest of the season, there may well be reason to hope next year will be a legit year from him, start to finish.


  2. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    I hate when guys start to come around when you are 19 /11 1/2 games out!…..well there is certainly no pressure is there?

    Seems like they are just padding stats, when its already over. I am not picking on Bay, I know he had a rough year.

    Where are these guys when the games actually meant something?

  3. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    FMFR: but Bay started to come around two months ago, when the Mets were still in the hunt for a wild card spot (at least theoretically) so I don’t think it’s really a fair criticism. For most of the other Mets there is still plenty of pressure, as they are mainly young kids with few if any guarantees for next year. So, to me anyway, these games are interesting in the same way that you find the PSL games in the spring interesting– they tell us something about the future direction and makeup of the club.

  4. BlondiesJake Says:

    FMFR, totally agree. Some guys only deliver when it matters least. A-Rod has been a stat padder forever, hitting home runs when games are out of reach but struggling mightily in close games and the postseason. I just hope Bay keeps piling up numbers this year and it continues next year.

  5. keefherny17 Says:

    Too little, too late. Where was he all last year (sans injury) and the beginning of this season?

  6. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    This is one of those probably made up tempests in a teapot, but for some reason it cracked me up. Mike Pelfrey puts his foot in it: http://www.metsblog.com/2011/08/13/nyp-pelfrey-didnt-like-mets-chances-heading-into-2011/#comments

    Isn’t there some rule that if you suck you don’t get to talk to the media? Because there should be one.

  7. BlondiesJake Says:

    FGMF, I read that as well and I laughed. He’s not wrong, but seems like he shouldn’t be the one talking, especially considering if he had been good the team would still be in the WC chase.

  8. Matt the Met Fan Says:

    TRADE HIM !!!!

  9. keefherny17 Says:

    Yea, that article got me thinking as well… and this is why Pelf is a loser, cause he thinks like one.

  10. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Ok, but the comment at least needs some context. Maybe it was in response to an agressive or leading comment or question. Players can’t win by having an honest moment, I guess.

  11. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    TDFKABL, the whole thing is ridiculous, and who knows if there really was another Met interviewed. But nonetheless, it was the perfect retort. Oh snap! I couldn’t agree more, maybe we would BE in contention if you could stop licking your hand and start pitching. It’s so absurd, it made me laugh…in any case if Pelf gets booted, it won’t be because of this. They have plenty of reasons based on his (non) performance!

  12. BlondiesJake Says:

    tdfkabl, you’re right, reporters will ask questions until they get the answer they want and then write an article bases just on that one answer. I’ve seen it happen up close and hat’s why I think most of them are hacks. But it’s tough to figure out how that answer could be helped with context.

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