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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 803 of 1043 players
Jason Raymond Bay
Born: September 20, 1978 at Trail, B.C., Canada
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 200

Jason Bay was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on June 12, 2011, and May 11, 2012.


First Mets game: April 5, 2010
Last Mets game: October 1, 2012

Winner of National League Player of the Week award, September 11, 2011. (New York Mets)

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January 2, 2010
About 7 years too late, let's get the Jason Bay page stated. Welcome home Jason!

Frustrated in Fairfax
May 16, 2010
After watching him play for six weeks, why don't they just assign him No. 15, slap "Foster" on the back of his jersey and be done with it.

Barry Miller
May 20, 2010
I still don't think we should give up on him. Look at David Ortiz last year. He will come around.

Paul Stein
June 11, 2010
This guy is like George Foster 2. He can't hit, and seems to have been a huge waste of 66 million dollars. The fact that we could have tried to get some pitching and instead spent money on Jason Bay is sad. Great work Omar, now we're stuck with him for the next 4 years because no team in their right mind wants his salary unless we eat the money.

Big Pelf's Mouth Guard
July 13, 2010
He hasn't been as bad as people say. He hits, just not for home runs, but he's not awful. Sure, he has a ways to go to prove himself in that power department, but it's not like he's hitting .200. He's not Burnitz.

Tom L
August 9, 2010
Sure he's not Burnitz, but he isn't even the upside of Cliff Floyd yet either...

October 29, 2010
Bay has a lot to prove in 2011. People forget that he was having a lousy season in '10 before he got hurt. Yes, he played good defense but he was brought here for $66 million to give David Wright some protection in the lineup. Instead, he was a singles hitter at best. His 6 HR, 47 RBI line was disgraceful.

If he doesn't return to his 25/100 form in 2011, the Mets will have found their new albatross, once Beltran, Castillo and Ollie are gone.

November 3, 2010
Number one, no one "forgot" that Bay was having a bad year prior to his concussion.

Number two, he didn't force the Mets to pay him $66 million. His huge salary doesn't make his bad year "disgraceful". It makes it disappointing. But baseball players have off-years. They always have and always will -- no matter how much they earn.

I would consider it "disgraceful" if Bay didn't hustle, but he hustled.

Know what's dishgraceful? That going to a MLB game costs as much as it does. But that's a point for a different forum.

Diamond Dave
May 29, 2011
Jason Bay is the biggest disappointment since Vince Coleman or is it Juan Samuel, or Roberto Malomar? (YUM) I can't understand, how does a player go from 25 HR 110 RBI per year to this? He is not that old. He has 8 HR and 55 RBI in over 450 AB over the last 2 seasons. UNREAL!

Dave in CT
July 2, 2011
Dave, I can understand his drop off. He comes from the American to the more pitcher friendly National League not to mention that hitting in Fenway Park is a bipolar opposite to Citi Field.

No excuse, up until about a week ago, he looked completely lost at the plate. Hopefully the last couple of games will rub off on him.

Jonathan Stern
March 5, 2012
During one game, Keith Hernandez came up with a little theory about Jason Bay. He said that if Bay would make some changes at the plate and go from being a slugger to hitting singles and doubles with a higher average (in other words, a Keith-like season), he will earn his salary. A game or two later, he brought up his theory with Ralph Kiner and asked the hall of famer if he agreed. Kiner replied, hell no, he's being paid to hit home runs, he has to hit home runs.

So far, he hasn't hit home runs.

March 18, 2012
Is it me or does Jason Bay's name just scream the second coming of George Foster? A player past his prime who comes to the Mets and simply fails to do well...that would fit the criteria in my opinion. To Bay's credit, he didn't go crazy like Foster did with his racial comments shortly before his release in 1986, but Bay has simply been a bust for the Mets. The Mets are stuck with him for two more seasons so let's see what he does this year.

If I were Sandy Alderson and Bay was not hitting in this upcoming season, I'd release him no later than November 2012. I say this because no team will want to trade for him and take on his salary. The Mets have already wasted too much money towards plain nonsense. It's time to put a stop to that. Best of luck to Bay this season, but I hope for his own sake that he hits, or else him finding a new job after his Mets contract will not be easy at all.

April 13, 2012
If Bay doesn't seriously pick it up, and SOON, he will win the coveted crown of "Worst Free Agent the Mets Ever Signed". In fact, he may already have won the award.

Consider the stats of the first two years of the FA contracts for the other Mets in the running for this award - Bobby Bonilla, George Foster and Dave Kingman (resigned by the Mets in 1981). Bay is by far the worst.

Bobby Bonilla

1992 - 19 HR, 70 RBI, .249 BA, .780 OPS 1993 - 34 HR, 87 RBI, .265 BA, .874 OPS

George Foster

1982 - 13 HR, 70 RBI, .247 BA, .667 OPS 1983 - 28 HR, 90 RBI, .241 BA, .708 OPS

Dave Kingman

1981 - 22 HR, 59 RBI, .221 BA, .782 OPS (strike year) 1982 - 37 HR, 99 RBI, .204 BA, .717 OPS

Jason Bay

2010 - 6 HR, 47 RBI, .259 BA, .749 OPS 2011 - 12 HR, 57 RBI, .245 BA, .703 OPS

June 15, 2012
I think it's official... this is the worst free agent signing in NY Mets history. He has done a fraction of what we expected out of him, and for the absurd amount of money he's being paid (not to mention that insane option on his contract) it's got to be worse than Bonilla, Ollie, etc.

Nice guy too, got to feel bad for him, but enough is enough.

July 27, 2012
Bay looks super thin and makes me wonder if there is something wrong health wise.

community chest
September 19, 2012
Bay is the man the Mets send up when they're in desperate need of a strikeout.

September 28, 2012
He's hitting .155, but with some breaks he could be hitting 20 points higher.

Hot Foot
December 6, 2012
The day I moved back to the city, I was watching the Mets on channel 11 and he hit a home run against the Orioles. I thought it would be the beginning of a hot streak; after all it was still his first year with the Mets. I think he hit 2 more home runs that year before he got hurt.

Fast forward to this August; I was at New Shea and I saw a guy wearing a Bay jersey. I thought it was so strange. I pointed it out to my friend and he said "who would wear that?"

Ramblin' Pete
November 28, 2014
Henceforth, and forever after, Bay shall simply go down in the annals of Met-dom as "Jason Bust…"

Diamond Dave
September 21, 2016
I was almost able to forget about Jason Bay until Jay-son Bruce came along. The second coming! 3 HR in his first 97 AB hitting .196. Oh yeah this is supposed to be about Jason Bay. Well, he is probably rooting against Bruce so he (Bay) can be eclipsed as the biggest disappointment in Met history. JB stank.

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