// Jason Bay

Will Cody Ross be the Next Short-Term Acquisition to Walk Away in Free Agency?

With the signing of Shane Victorino to a three-year contract and Ben Cherington’s insistence that Jacoby Ellsbury is the center fielder, Cody Ross has become the odd man out in the Red Sox outfield. In order for Boston to truly have a shot at bringing him back, they would have to offer him at minimum (as a […]

Bay-State Reunion: Should the Red Sox Look to Reacquire Jason Bay?

For some reason, Red Sox fans are delighted when the possibility of a reunion arises. Unfortunately, this inexplicable urge to reacquire former players often finds itself at odds with the desire to field a competitive baseball team. Is re-signing Kevin Youkilis and/or Marco Scutaro really worth having to suffer through a 70-win season? Today, however, […]

Witnessing Greatness: A Look at Adrian Gonzalez

On December 6th 2010, Boston sports fans were treated to an early holiday gift. The Red Sox traded away four prospects in exchange for San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Already emerging as a superstar in the small market of San Diego, Gonzalez has experienced far more publicity and attention in Boston than he […]

The Couch Potato Report: Sox, Softball, and Snooki

During the 2008 Presidential election, we heard both Barack Obama and John McCain use the rhetorical expression “you can’t put lipstick on a pig” multiple times as their respective campaigns waged on towards election day. One of my friends from across the pond has a different way of saying the same thing… “you can’t polish […]

Here’s Johnny: Our First Glimpse of Damon in a Tigers Uniform

This weekend, Red Sox Nation will get their first look at Johnny Damon in a Tigers uniform. Do we still hold a grudge? Should the Yankees have let him go? Should we have picked him up?

With Bay Now in New York, Beltre is the Answer

When the New York Mets signed free agent Jason Bay, initially the optimistic Mets fan in me was ecstatic. A true RBI man and a doubles machine was on his way to New York to wear my team’s orange and blue. Even with the great statistics, Bay brought to the Mets something that scared me: […]

Bay State No More

After weeks of speculation, Jason Bay and the New York Mets announced a deal to bring Boston’s Canadian import across state lines. After rejecting offers from the Red Sox during spring training, the All-Star break, and after the season for up to four years and $60 million dollars, Bay and his agent Joe Urbon held […]

Jason Bay Reaches Deal with Mets

We all knew Jason Bay was most likely never going to sign with the Red Sox, so the news that he signed elsewhere should not come as a shock to our system. Mike Francesca of WFAN in New York reported earlier today that Jason Bay and the New York Mets have agreed to a four-year […]

Bay Rejects Boston’s Latest Offer

It’s looking more and more likely that Jason Bay will not be roaming left field for the Red Sox in 2010. “We don’t agree with their evaluation of the player,” agent Joe Urbon told Foxsports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. “Frankly, we have other offers on the table that are of greater interest to Jason.” Bay reportedly rejected […]

Mets Offer Jason Bay a Four-Year Deal

The New York Mets have reportedly entered the bidding for free agent outfielder Jason Bay, and became the second team to make a formal offer. The Mets have offered Bay a four-year deal worth approximately $65 million, which tops the Sox offer of four years and $60 million. According to WEEI’s Alex Speier, if any […]

Red Sox Should Focus on Defense, Not Home Runs in 2010

In the last six seasons, the Boston Red Sox have made the playoffs five times, won the World Series twice and made the ALCS three times. Out of all the statistics kept in baseball, there has been only one constant in their three trips to the ALCS – good defense. BaseballProspectus.com uses sabermetrics (you know, […]

Holliday or Bay? The Sox Have Choices

Each day, it is becoming less and less clear if the Red Sox will be able to retain Jason Bay. Since Bay came to Beantown in the Manny Ramirez deal, Sox fans have gotten more then they could have asked for. This past season, he had career highs of home runs (36) and RBI (119). He has been Theo […]

Sox Will Pay if They Don’t Sign Bay

Five years, $75 to $80 million. That’s likely what it will cost the Red Sox to retain left fielder Jason Bay. The 31-year-old, now officially a free agent, reportedly passed on a last minute, four-year, $60 million deal Thursday as Boston’s exclusive negotiating window inched shut. In honor of the lengthy, costly contract agent Joe […]

Red Sox Hot Stove 2009 Preview

Five years and two days ago, the Red Sox ended an 86-year World Series drought. Today they are 18 days removed from being swept by the Angels in the ALDS. This will be a big offseason for the Red Sox because they have some glaring holes they need to fill. The team needs to acquire […]

Red Sox 2009 Outfield Review

When I handed out the Red Sox report card, the Red Sox outfielders earned an A. The three outfielders, Jason Bay, Jacoby Ellsbury, and J. D. Drew, played nearly every day together, meshed very well to form a very good defense, and collectively got on base, hit for power, and generated runs with speed. If there […]