Today in Citi Field, Jose Reyes told reporters he likes the idea of the Mets adding Jason Bay.
Reyes pointed out that he and Bay played together in the minor leagues during 2002, before Steve Phillips traded Bay to the Padres with Bobby Jones for Jason Middlebrook and Steve Reed.
Updated at 3:51 pm:
According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, citing a team official aware of their thinking, there is no chance the Yankees bid for either free-agent outfielders Jason Bay or Matt Holliday.
Mark Feinsand of the Daily News says the same thing, adding:
“The Yankees, like the Red Sox, don’t believe that Bay will be a productive outfielder for the next four years, and they have no plans to commit big dollars to a player that will likely be a designated hitter before the contract is finished.”
Original Post at 7:42 am:
The Boston Herald reports the Yankees have reached out to Bay.
According to the report, the Mets, Angels and Mariners are the front-runners for Bay, who is believed to have one five-year offer on the table from an unidentified team.
The Red Sox feel there are enough medical red flags to justify not offering five years to Bay, says Silverman.
Bay had shoulder surgery in 2003 and knee surgery in 2007.