Mariners designate Bay for assignment (The SportsXchange)

By at 29 July, 2013, 4:21 pm

The Seattle Mariners designated outfielder Jason Bay for assignment on Monday.

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Could Carlos Beltran Be an Option for the New York Mets in 2014? (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 21 May, 2013, 6:37 am

COMMENTARY | The trials and tribulations of the New York Mets’ outfield has been well-documented. Looking ahead to 2014, who could Sandy Alderson target in the free agent market? The salaries of Johan Santana and Jason Bay are coming off the books, giv…

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Mariners OF Bay back in NY after 3 tough seasons (The Associated Press)

By at 14 May, 2013, 5:33 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Aboard the Mariners’ team flight toward his former home, Jason Bay tuned in to watch the New York Mets.

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Mariners 4, Blue Jays 0 (The SportsXchange)

By at 3 May, 2013, 8:50 pm

TORONTO – Felix Hernandez pitched eight shutout innings for his fourth win of the season and Canadian Jason Bay extended his hit streak to seven games as the Seattle Mariners blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 at the Rogers Centre.

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Jason Bay: The Worst Player Contract in New York Mets History? (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 11 April, 2013, 2:53 pm

COMMENTARY | A lot of MLB teams regret certain contracts they have given out to free agents, and the New York Mets are no different.

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Why the New York Mets Will Miss Jason Bay in 2013 (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 1 April, 2013, 2:28 pm

COMMENTARY | Make no mistake about it: Jason Bay’s time with the New York Mets was a complete disaster.

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Mariners include Bay on roster (The SportsXchange)

By at 31 March, 2013, 5:10 pm

Jason Bay landed a spot on the Seattle Mariners’ 25-man roster as their fifth outfielder.

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Bay makes Mariners roster, Wells odd man out (The Associated Press)

By at 31 March, 2013, 5:10 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jason Bay found himself in unfamiliar territory, competing for a big league job, and then landed on the Seattle Mariners’ opening-day roster.

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Amiable veteran Jason Bay not fazed despite impending decision on Mariners fate (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 25 March, 2013, 5:20 pm

Bay might get cut by Seattle in the coming days, but don’t expect him to cry foul if that happens.

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Jason Bay hitting leadoff for Seattle Mariners — maybe (Big League Stew)

By at 13 March, 2013, 4:28 pm

The New York Mets released slugger Jason Bay in November, a full season before his $66 million contract was up. So obviously unhappy with his performance were the Mets, and so apparently certain he didn’t have enough left at age 34 because of injuries and who knows what else, they preferred to cut Bay and pay him $21 million just to be rid of him. This is the same Mets team that’s been teetering on insolvency in recent history because of the Bernie Madoff scandal.
Four months later, the Seattle Mariners say they’re considering using Bay as their leadoff hitter. The same Bay who never has hit leadoff before (he’s only hit second 14 times). The same Bay who batted .165/.237/.299 in 215 plate appearances for the Mets in 2012. The same Bay who finished with a .687 OPS over three injury riddled seasons playing for New York.
Hey, if you’re going to bring in a former star trying to salvage his career — and you’re the Mariners, who have finished last in four of the past five seasons — you might as well start him at the top. Bay, a funny and self-effacing sort , doesn’t see what the big deal is. From the Seattle Times :
“It’s going to be the same as if I’m hitting fourth, fifth, or eighth,” he said. “I’m just going to be doing the same thing.”
He means, presumably, like when Bay hit .280/.375/.519 from 2004-2009 . More from the Times:

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