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Rumor: Jason Bay and the Angels?

Dec 21, 2009, 5:48 PM EDT

No news of talks or entreaties, overtures , pleas or even furtive whispers, but ESPN’s Rumor Thingy — which is what I’m going to call it until they start putting up names of the people who write them — talks to an anonymous executive who thinks that Jason Bay might fit well in Anaheim, should they get rid of Juan Rivera and/or Gary Matthews, Jr.

It would have to be Matthews given the dollars, right? I mean the only real talk I’ve seen about Rivera being shipped out is in some sort of Derek Lowe deal, and that wouldn’t exactly help the payroll.

Unanswered by the Rumor Thingy: is Anaheim the [dramatic pause] MYSTERY TEAM interested in Bay?  Given that the very concept of the Bay Mystery Team was made up, I don’t see why we can’t make up the confirmation of its identity.   

  1. Ryan - Dec 21, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    It looks like a craptastic, analysis-free version of Rotoworld player news. “Oakland may have landed a free agent outfielder;” – how very breaking-news worthy…

  2. James - Dec 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    The Angels need another outfielder now like they need another name change.

  3. john pileggi - Dec 21, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    Either Bay REALLY does not want to play for the Mets, or his agent needs to get the press to create the demand for him that does not actually exist.

  4. David Ortiz - Dec 21, 2009 at 9:00 PM

    reading this is painful. The author is full of himself. Just state the facts and leave your, ummm, “wit” out of it.

  5. Dan - Dec 22, 2009 at 6:51 AM

    The Mets should just walk away. Clearly Bay does not want to come. Does Kevin McReynolds come to mind Mets fans? If the Mets sign Pedro, I won’t buy a ticket to taxpayer field.

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