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The Indians could be in on Jason Bay

Nov 12, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

Jason Bay AP

The Indians don’t like to win, eh?  Well, Mr. fancy Scott Boras, then what do you think about THIS from Paul Hoynes’ mailbag:

Q: Hey, Hoynsie: The New York Mets parted ways with Jason Bay on Wednesday. Jason played well for Terry Francona in Boston and is a right-handed hitter who plays left field. Any chance Francona and the Indians would make him an offer? He’d fit two needs for us and maybe resurrect his career. — Erick Golden, Westfield, N.J.

A: Hey, Erick: Asked Chris Antonetti about Bay last week at the GM meetings. He didn’t come out and say his name, but I would imagine Bay is on the Tribe’s radar.

Scott Boras says the Indians don’t want to win, Chris Antonetti signs Jason Bay and drops the mic.

Then Indians fans smack their heads in frustration.

  1. donkastain - Nov 12, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Please no.

    • dickclydesdale - Nov 12, 2012 at 9:54 PM

      Bay is a piece of trash with a good agent like most ballplayers are.

  2. whitdog23 - Nov 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Erik is a perfect example of a fan who thinks every name player he recognizes is a good player. Indians would be better promoting any minor leaguer than adding Jason Bay

    • cosanostra71 - Nov 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM

      to be fair, if he takes a reasonable salary, it wouldn’t hurt to take a flyer on him.

      • kkolchak - Nov 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

        At this point, a “reasonable salary” would be the MLB minimum.

      • cosanostra71 - Nov 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM

        yeah pretty much. He got paid for the next two years so I think it’s a solid strategy to tell him to take the minimum and prove himself to be worth more.

  3. skeleteeth - Nov 12, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Weird. AJ Pierzynski signed with the Indians in a dream I had last night. Surely that’s a sign of some kind.

  4. dnc6 - Nov 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Even for Craig, this is ridiculous. Fan says “why not this guy?” Reporter responds that the team has made no apparent move for said guy, but gives a “hey, why not?” back.

    Here, I’ll ask, “Hey Hoynsie, any chance the Indians make an offer to Hamilton and Greinke?”

    Hoynsie – “Haven’t heard anything, but it’s possible”

    Now, Craig, please report that the Indians are going to all Dodgers on the rest of the league.

  5. mrobinson14 - Nov 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    I take him over Shelley Duncan and Johnny Damon any day of the week.

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