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Bay not a top priority for Angels or Mariners

Dec 9, 2009, 4:30 PM EST

The speculation Tuesday was that the Mariners were cooling on free agent Jason Bay, but that the Angels were becoming more and more interested. Apparently, that wasn’t quite the case.
Said manager Mike Scioscia on Wednesday:

“I have not reached out personally to him, but he has been in internal discussions that we’ve had as an organization. I think there are some more pressing needs that we have right now than what — than the talent that Jason can bring. He’s an extraordinary talent, but we definitely have to look for some balance in some areas, and that might not make Jason a great fit for our club.”

If neither the Angels nor Mariners are prepared to go to five years on Bay, that might mean Boston’s original four-year, $60 million proposal is the best one he’ll see.

  1. Arendell - Dec 9, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    This is right,J-Bay is not worth the Money that Boston offered. Thay tried to over pay him and he turned them down. Now everyone is looking and seeing what some of us Boston fans see. He is a poor defender. A very poor player witht he ball in hand (mostly dbl cluching his throws).
    On the plus side, he can at times, steal a base.And when he is not to stressed he can slam a few homers to left. Well pulled. But if he goes stright away. Ochy, outyyyyy…. I do hope the Red Sox do not re-sign him.PLease!!!! No!!! More J-Bay….!!!

  2. don p - Dec 10, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    come on boston@!!!!!

  3. Pat Gray, Cavendish, Vermont - Dec 10, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    I don’t think Franconia wants him in Boston either. Oh well, lots a socca, Doug.

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