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  • #91
    He's on pace for four home runs this year.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by LostMet View Post
      Didn't Bay have a big power drop the second half of last year as a redsox? He may have had injury issues or who knows. Anyway, since nobody in this lineup is a "killer." If I were a pitcher I wouldn't give them anything to good to hit either. Also, Bay was protected better in Boston than on these Mets. With so many free swingers, a pitcher can be "cute, " nibble and still get a bunch of strikeouts. There aren't enough guys hitting well enough to demand more respect.

      I also am beginning to think that the only thing really wrong with Wright is that pitchers have figured out a way to get him out. Now, even though he is a "vet" he has to make another adjustment. They just bust him in, and then throw sliders away and he chases. Last night I saw him lay off some of that crap for once. I hope that is the beginnig of his counter "adjustment." Also, he doesnt have Delgado and Beltran in the lineup, and therefore he doesnt see fastballs for strikes. time will tell.
      I still think Wright has changed his approach. If you watch his swing it looks like "pull or bust". He has no outside plate coverage. Like you said time will tell because he isnt going anywhere.

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      • #93
        Excellent night for Bay. His BA and OBP are up to or above his career norms. His power really has taken a hit though, as many predicted it would. He was slugging above career norms in Boston and is well below them at "Citi". It's possible he's not really doing badly, exactly. His drop in power might be largely related to ballpark effect. I do expect his power numbers to pick up though.

        Any other opinions?


        "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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        • #94
          Originally posted by Mongoose View Post
          Excellent night for Bay. His BA and OBP are up to or above his career norms. His power really has taken a hit though, as many predicted it would. He was slugging above career norms in Boston and is well below them at "Citi". It's possible he's not really doing badly, exactly. His drop in power might be largely related to ballpark effect. I do expect his power numbers to pick up though.

          Any other opinions?
          No, I think you nailed it right on the head. I said much the same above. I'm not down on Bay at all. More HR would be nice, but he plays in a cavern so I'm guessing around 20 at most this year.
          unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
          unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
          unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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          • #95
            Originally posted by theAmazingMet View Post
            No, I think you nailed it right on the head. I said much the same above. I'm not down on Bay at all. More HR would be nice, but he plays in a cavern so I'm guessing around 20 at most this year.
            The thing is without the homers, his numbers are only marginally better than Angel Pagan (for example). The Mets seem to be assembling their roster oblivious to the ballpark they're playing in. If his power is going to be neutralized by his home field, was he really worth his contract?

            And I do think he's a fine player.


            "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Mongoose View Post
              The thing is without the homers, his numbers are only marginally better than Angel Pagan (for example). The Mets seem to be assembling their roster oblivious to the ballpark they're playing in. If his power is going to be neutralized by his home field, was he really worth his contract?

              And I do think he's a fine player.
              The problem is not that they are building a team oblivious to the park. The problem is they built a park oblivious to the team. How many teams build a park oblivious to their marque player -- David Wright. Davids power was to right center...so what did they do? Built a 415ft death valley in right center.

              The Phillies have a power hitting lineup so they built a park where you have to out hit them. A long time ago the Yankees had some fat guy that played right field...so they built a short RF porch. The Indians had all these young bombers coming up, Ramirez, Thome, traded for Eddie Murray, Albert Belle. So they built a more hitter friendly park. This isnt rocket science. You dont ignore your best players like Wright...Beltran...Delgado (who was viable when building the Morgue).

              Personally I am scewed as a Mets fan. Really screwed. I dont like teams built on pitching and speed. I like the idea of some power in the lineup. I dont want a band box but cmon lets be fair here. We will never get to see that big stud hitter that has a shot at 600 hundred homers. It makes having an MVP type almost impossible.

              McCarver was saying yesterday that they have to do something with the park...like move the fences in or move the plate up...whatever. I just hope he is right...or Wright. For me having the 4 and 5 hitters having 2 homers at home after 24 games just isnt fun.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
                The problem is not that they are building a team oblivious to the park. The problem is they built a park oblivious to the team. How many teams build a park oblivious to their marque player -- David Wright. Davids power was to right center...so what did they do? Built a 415ft death valley in right center.
                I couldn't agree more with this statement. ...and couldn't have said it better either.


                McCarver was saying yesterday that they have to do something with the park...like move the fences in or move the plate up...whatever. I just hope he is right...or Wright.
                Gee, Tim must finally be hearing my screams. I guess if my whole neighborhood can, and this site can, then it's probably just a stone's throw to McCarver's ears.
                "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                Put it in the books.

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                • #98
                  Bay hit two boooooooooooooooombs.

                  Funny thing is his first homer to left was smoked and it just got out.

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                  • #99
                    Well I think Jason Bay has emerged from homer hibernation. He has been hot, now his power has returned. When he gets hot watch out, he could hit 10 homers in a month!
                    unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
                    unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
                    unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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                    • According to Bay he has "crushed" some balls that just didnt get out of the Morgue.

                      These pitching duel matchups rarely workout that way. CC is throwing bp.

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                      • Bay with 2 HR tonight, he's now up to 6. He should get in the 20's. Hopefully this is when he gets hot, now if only we can get men on base for him...
                        unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
                        unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
                        unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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                        • I hadn't wanted to kick this thread the last couple years. No need for a central focus to bash Jason Bay. I believe he was trying his best. I think it's worth reading this thread from the start, though, to get some perspective on the whole saga, from his signing to his departure. He was never my solution, but I never thought he'd have the kind of problems he had. I feel the concussions must have had some effect. I hope he comes back strong. Leaving the Mets has been a balm for a lot of players recently.
                          Last edited by Mongoose; 03-19-2013, 03:40 AM.


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                          • Jason Bay with a .321/.406/.643 line this spring:

                            http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/team...meType=%27S%27

                            Now that he's away from Jeffy Wilpon forcing him to play through his concussions, I wonder if he'll flourish in Seattle with our old friend Oliver Perez?

                            I hope he fares better than Ryan Church, who Jeffy's handpicked medical staff also trotted out repeatedly after his concussion.


                            "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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                            • Meh, Bay's having a decent spring, but I'd rather have Casper Wells on the roster. Not to beat a dead horse, but are Bay and Bonilla really the highest paid OFers for the Mets?
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                              • Bay so far... 2 home runs, 8 RBI, with a .276/.368/.431 split in 58 AB. He added another home run today (3) and has worked himself into the Mariners' starting lineup.

                                Ollie Perez has a 0.79 ERA as a loogie with 12K, 6BB and 6 hits allowed in 11.1 IP.

                                Just saying...


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