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Jason Bay could be going to Japan

Dec 10, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

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Greg Johns of is reporting that Jason Bay could sign with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Central League.

Bay — who appears to be more than done as a major leaguer — was released by the Mariners in August after he hit a mere .204/.298/.393 over 236 plate appearances in 2013. He’s 35. Personally I have a hard time seeing him hitting in Japan either, but if someone wants to pay him, good luck to someone who is reported to be one of the nicer guys in the business.

  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I assume that he still loves the game and if he wants to continue playing baseball, he might as well play in Japan.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      that could ruin the good relations between U.S.A and Japan,
      oh boy!

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM

        Bay is a Canadian and I am not worried about the relations between Japan and Canada.

      • fanofevilempire - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM

        he is Canadian but he played like sheet in Flushing Queens New York, that is still in USA,
        what a bunch of friggin smart ass Jason Bay- The Canadian fans!

  2. vegagreenleaf - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    This guy just fell off the cliff a few years back. He isn’t an MLB-caliber player any longer. Food luck, Jason!

    • nymets4ever - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      Well, he should be able to find a couple decent restaurants and grocery stores around the ballpark and greater downtown area.

      • fanofevilempire - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:21 PM

        what do you have against junk yards?

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      he loves the game so much he ripped off the Wilpons all that money for riding the bench, what a great product of Canada, they should be so proud!
      maybe they should sign him for five years 175 mil.

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 10, 2013 at 1:38 PM

        Enjoying being on The Dark Side aren’t you!

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      fell off a cliff, he turned into a big piece of junk after getting the big contract.

  3. xdj511 - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Didn’t Tom Selleck do this once?

  4. syphermce - Dec 10, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    I feel bad for how his career went. Always respected him as a player and I feel his days with the Pirates always get overlooked. It’s almost like a switch got switched from “on” to “off” when he signed with the Mets. Hope he finds that “on” switch in Japan, comes back for one more season somewhere in MLB and finishes his career on a good note.

  5. forsch31 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Yeesh….I remember there were some Cardinals fans who wanted the team to sign Bay instead of Matt Holliday back in 2010. That was only three years ago. Talk about falling off a cliff….

  6. joestemme - Dec 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    If ever there were an exhibit A of a player who’s talents matched a team and a ballpark, it is Bay. He was a demon in Boston, but, looked lost after he left.

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