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  1. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

    Zack Wheeler Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…

  2. Jason Bay expected to retire

    Jan 11, 2014, 5:23 PM EST

    Jason Bay AP

    We heard back in December that Jason Bay could be headed to Japan, but the veteran outfielder confirmed to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca today that his playing career is basically over. Bay hasn’t filed any official papers yet, but he told Davidi that he can’t see a scenario where he will come back. While he…

  3. Jason Bay could be going to Japan

    Dec 10, 2013, 10:57 AM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Seattle Mariners

    Greg Johns of MLB.com 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…

  4. Alderson: 2014 will be “a new day” for the Mets

    Nov 16, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    Sandy Alderson

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson recently said he won’t target players expected to take home a nine-figure contract, like Jacoby Ellsbury or Shin-Soo Choo, but he did state that the 2014 season will be “a new day” for the franchise. Newsday’s Marc Carig writes that Alderson spent 45 minutes on the radio, between WFAN and ESPN…

  5. Alderson: Mets don’t expect to give out $100 million contract this winter

    Nov 11, 2013, 9:28 PM EST

    Sandy Alderson AP

    The Mets have some money to spend this offseason with the contracts of Johan Santana, Jason Bay, and Frank Francisco coming off the books, but don’t expect them to go after any of the big ticket items in free agency. Alderson pledges aggressive approach this winter but unwilling to go over $100 million for a…

  6. Four years later, 2009 free-agent pair comes up big in LCSs

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:58 AM EST

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Three

    Headlined by three players, the post-2009 season MLB free agent class was undoubtedly the weakest seen in at least a decade. The prizes: Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday (acquired from the A’s earlier that summer), Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay and Angels right-hander John Lackey. The field was so bad that the fourth biggest contract went…

  7. Mariners release Jason Bay

    Aug 6, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Seattle Mariners

    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.…

  8. Mariners designate Jason Bay for assignment

    Jul 29, 2013, 2:14 PM EST

    Jason Bay

    In preparation for Michael Morse‘s expected return from the disabled list tomorrow the Mariners designated Jason Bay for assignment. Bay signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Mariners after being released by the Mets and showed good power with 11 homers in 206 at-bats, but he also hit just .204 with a .691 OPS…

  9. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 8, 2013, 8:55 AM EST

    Jeremy Bonderman Getty

    After sitting out the 2011 season and undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012, Jeremy Bonderman was completely off the radar coming into this season. However, after being called up to join the Mariners’ rotation late last month, Bonderman is finally back in the win column. Bonderman held the Yankees to one run on three hits…

  10. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

    Miami Marlins  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Rays 10, Marlins 6: Two three-run homers for Kelly Johnson. He also singled, doubled and stole a base. He has 24 RBI in 21 games in May. Six straight losses for the Marlins despite what was, for them anyway, an offensive outburst. Tigers 6, Pirates 5: While it was his second win in a row…

  11. Endy Chavez could be the odd man out in Seattle

    May 18, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Endy Chavez

    With Franklin Gutierrez working his way back into playing shape after landing on the DL with a strained right hamstring, Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times suggests Endy Chavez could be the odd man out to create room on the roster. Chavez has a .288 on-base percentage and .310 slugging percentage. Meanwhile, Jason Bay and…

  12. Andy Pettitte exits start with tight left trapezius muscle

    May 16, 2013, 9:52 PM EST

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    UPDATE: The Yankees just announced that Andy Pettitte left tonight’s start with a tight left trapezius muscle. That’s the upper back and neck area. It’s not clear whether he’ll need to miss any time. 9:24 PM: Here’s a potentially troubling development for the first-place Yankees. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Andy Pettitte left tonight’s…

  13. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 13, 2013, 5:30 AM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Chicago White Sox

    White Sox 3, Angels 0: Chris Sale was fantastic. And not just because of that suh-weet 1983 throwback jersey. A perfect game into the seventh and then the hit that inning to Mike Trout was all the Angels could muster. Indians 4, Tigers 3: Watched this one with the girlfriend’s parents. Tigers fans. Let’s just…

  14. White Sox acquire outfielder Casper Wells from Athletics

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:13 PM EST

    Casper Wells AP

    Casper Wells is on the move again, as the White Sox have acquired him from the Athletics for cash considerations. Wells is now with his fourth organization in the past month. His journey began when the Blue Jays claimed him off waivers from the Mariners after he lost out to Jason Bay for a roster…

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 29, 2013, 5:40 AM EST

    Russell Martin

    Pirates 9, Cardinals 0: Two homers for Russell Martin and a strong start from Jeff Locke. The Pirates — the Pittsburgh Pirates — are in first place in the National League Central. This goes with the Royals being in first place in the AL Central. I predicted each of these teams would be better this…

  16. For first time ever, Jason Bay is a leadoff man

    Apr 26, 2013, 6:29 PM EST

    Jason Bay

    Facing a lefty in Anaheim’s C.J. Wilson on Friday, the Mariners have Jason Bay leading off for the first time in his career. With Franklin Gutierrez sidelined, Endy Chavez had been leading off for the Mariners of late, but he’s only an option there against righties. Bay, who is hitting .220 overall, is 4-for-14 with…

  17. Hisashi Iwakuma prevails in duel with Yu Darvish

    Apr 13, 2013, 1:29 AM EST

    Hisashi Iwakuma

    Pitching on his 32nd birthday, Hisashi Iwakuma outdueled Yu Darvish in a battle of Japanese starters Friday as the Mariners beat the Rangers 3-1. Darvish opened the bottom of the first by hitting Jason Bay with one out and then giving up three singles, putting the Rangers in the early 3-0 hole. He was stellar…

  18. Michael Morse could miss a week with fractured pinkie

    Apr 12, 2013, 3:29 AM EST

    Michael Morse

    The Mariners could be without one of the AL’s hottest hitters for a week after Michael Morse suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right pinkie finger during Thursday’s game against the Rangers. Morse, who is batting .293 with six homers, was hit on the hand by a Tanner Scheppers pitch in the eighth inning, but…

  19. Michael Saunders placed on disabled list with shoulder sprain

    Apr 11, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    Michael Saunders Getty

    The Mariners announced this evening that outfielder Michael Saunders has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain. Endy Chavez has been called up from Triple-A Tacoma to replace him on the roster. Saunders suffered the injury last night against the Astros when he crashed into the right field fence while…

  20. Blue Jays claim Casper Wells off waivers from Mariners

    Apr 10, 2013, 2:48 PM EST

    casper wells getty

    Designated for assignment by the Mariners last week, outfielder Casper Wells has been claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays. Seattle chose to keep Jason Bay over Wells, who’s hit .246 with 25 homers and a .752 OPS in 656 plate appearances as a big leaguer. He has very good power and can play all…

  21. Second game in reconfigured Safeco features eight homers

    Apr 10, 2013, 1:48 AM EST

    Michael Morse

    Yeah, but new walls or not, it’s hard to slow down offensive juggernauts like the Astros and Mariners possess. In the second game in Safeco since the walls were brought in, those two teams combined for eight homers in a 16-9 Houston victory. Here’s the list: Houston Chris Carter x2 Jose Altuve J.D. Martinez Marwin…

  22. Mariners choose Jason Bay over Casper Wells

    Mar 31, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Jason Bay

    The Mariners designated Casper Wells for assignment, which means Jason Bay has made the club, according to Larry Stone on Twitter. Bay finished the spring with a .938 OPS while Wells was less impressive at .646. Stone also notes that if Wells clears waivers, he cannot elect free agency because of his lack of service…

  23. 2013 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 22, 2013, 2:31 PM EST

    felix getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Seattle Mariners. The Big Question: Are the Mariners finally on the right track? Absolutely. After some bad high payroll…

  24. Jason Bay: leadoff hitter?

    Mar 13, 2013, 3:40 PM EST

    Jason Bay

    Jason Bay is leading off for the Mariners today. It’s the second day in the row he’s done it. And Geoff Baker reports that it’s not just one of those spring training things in which a guy is at the top of the lineup in order to get a chance at an extra plate appearance.…

  25. Justin Smoak expected to open the season as the Mariners’ primary first baseman

    Feb 18, 2013, 7:31 PM EST

    Justin Smoak AP

    The Mariners are coming off an active winter in which they added Michael Morse, Kendrys Morales, Raul Ibanez and Jason Bay, but those moves will not have an impact on Justin Smoak‘s job security at first base. At least not immediately. According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, Mariners manager Eric Wedge said today…

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