Jason Bay is a fine ballplayer, a great guy to root for. He plays hard, plays the right way. Boston should love this guy. But, as an opponent, I am thrilled. Like Drew, Bay isn’t a guy you have to completely fear or gameplan around. Solid guys but not game-changers.
Wonder what’s gonna happen to Andruw Jones, Pierre, etc.??? What a logjam in the OF! I bet Manny thinks he’ll play DH.
Kurkjian just said that Boston was afraid that Manny wouldn’t play the rest of the year, therefore they made this deal happen. Looks like we were headed for “Operation Shutdown, Part II“. That woulda been fun.
Sox gave up a lot to dump Manny. Craig Hansen, Brandon Moss and Manny… just to get Jason Bay for a year and a half. Seems pricey, but I know they must be using the old “addition by subtraction” mantra. Continue reading Wow