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Mariners release Jason Bay

Aug 6, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Jason Bay went unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment last week and the Mariners released him.

Bay didn’t play well overall for Seattle, hitting .204 with 62 strikeouts in 206 at-bats, but he also homered 11 times and may still be able to help some teams as a platoon player against left-handed pitching.

At age 35 it’s pretty safe to say he’s finished as a regular, however, because Bay has hit a combined .229 with a .688 OPS and 320 strikeouts in 356 games since 2010.

  1. aceshigh11 - Aug 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Wow, you know you’re cooked as an offensive threat when the MARINERS cut you loose.

    Shame…he was a really solid player for a long time.

    • churdus - Aug 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      we’re actually t-2 in the majors in team home runs this year.

      • chuuke - Aug 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM

        “we’re”

        OK, Endy

  2. basedgod206 - Aug 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    THIS WAS A GOOD CUT JASON Bay WASNT DOING SHIT, PLUS WE GOT FRANKLIN COMING BACK
    WHICH MEANS NO ROOM FOR BAY, HE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE WHERE HE BELONGS,HES NOT A EVERYDAY PLAYER OR A SOLID HITTER… R.I.P JASON BAY

    • kjericho43 - Aug 6, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      YOUR CAPS LOCK IS ON, DUDE

      • tuberippin - Aug 7, 2013 at 12:41 AM

        I’m just curious why everything but “Bay” is capitalized.

  3. turdfurgerson68 - Aug 6, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Cashman is probably getting ready to call his agent soon, ha ha.

    • yankeefan1950 - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      I doubt it, Bay’s average is over .200 and Cashman signs only .180 hitters.

  4. lanjoith - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    I thought he was going to he a superstar and was unhappy when the Padres traded him for Brian Giles. Giles had a great career in SD and Bay never quite lived up to the hype.

    • humpalumpagus - Aug 6, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      Giles: 17.1 WAR in 833 games with the Padres
      Bay: 15.1 WAR in 719 games with the Pirates, along with a ROY award and two all star selections

      You gotta give the man credit where it’s due- that’s a pretty fair swap

  5. brucefan1 - Aug 6, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Bay’s an example of the worst kind of skunk; here he goes and wheedles a BIG contract under false pretenses from the unsuspecting Mets, and then goes about doing absolutely NUTHIN extra to earn the thing!

    Doesn’t inject ANY steroids, NO HGH, NO Andro, goes to ZERO wellness clinics…. nuthin! He doesn’t even try to do anything to improve his abilities in order to make himself worth that fat contract. Man, were the Mets duped! They had to be expecting this bum to be prepared to do everything to make him the player they THOUGHT they were paying for!

    Just kidding! JUST KIDDING!! We all know that Jason Bay is actually supposed to be a GREAT guy, squeaky-clean.

    I know that hard-asses will scream “THAT’S NOTHING TO JOKE ABOUT!!” or “WHAT IF MY KID READS THIS!” etc. Sorry…but the devil made me do it. (Or was it ARod?!)

  6. edelmanfanclub - Aug 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    I still have a Jason Bay jersey in my closet. Will always be one of favorite players from his short time in Boston. His 2009 I remember he hit 10 HR in May (which prompted me to buy his jersey). But the time has come for him to hang up the cleats, father time has caught up to JB. Be happy you got to play a game you loved for as long as you did.

    PIT+BOS avg (04-09): 149 GP, .279, 30 HR, 99 RBI,
    162 gm season averages (hampered a lot by 10-13): .266/.360/.481 28 HR, 96 RBI
    222 Career HR, 121 career OPS+

    Just because your aren’t hall of fame caliber doesn’t mean you don’t deserve respect, and I think Bay was a great overall player. (And he never juiced!)

    • soxiana - Aug 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM

      I completely agree. Bay was my favorite player in Boston during ’08 and ’09. He should not have left! He has always been professional and he deserves respect. It is too bad that he declined so much since being in Boston. The fans here still love him.
      Best of luck to Jason Bay always.

  7. fearthehoody - Aug 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Bay, Milton Bradley, Cust, Sweeney, Langerhans, Ryan, who is next??

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