It’s called hardball for a reason, so why aren’t the Mets playing it with Jason Bay and Bengie Molina?
With Milton Bradley going to Seattle – the Mariners will regret that soon enough – there appears no other team interested in Bay. I keep hearing San Francisco and the Angels, but there’s nothing to substantiate him going to either team.
There’s no other team willing to give him a fifth year, so why should the Mets? Maybe, there could be an option, but nothing guaranteed. I liked Bay, but the longer this drags on the more I think “why bother …. something has to be wrong if nobody else is in this game.”
As for as Molina is concerned, he’s nuts to think at his age he’ll get three years.
I would have no problem with Omar Minaya telling each the offer on the table is now a “take it or leave it,” proposal.