The suggestion that the New York Mets “intend to follow the Boston Red Sox template” is not news, but more of the same; more of what Sandy Alderson has been saying since Day One.
Jason Bay Archive
When Matt Harvey announced he would undergo Tommy John surgery and likely miss the entire 2014 season, the New York Mets were forced to rethink their off-season plans.
New York Mets manager Terry Collins has run out of excuses to keep Jason Bay in the starting lineup. The time has come for Collins to make the difficult decision, moving the $16 million left fielder from starter to role player. …
This is what the New York Mets were expecting: a middle-of-the-lineup right-handed power hitter who’d hit 30+ home runs and drive in 100+ runs; an above-average defensive left fielder with a strong throwing arm; a clubhouse leader and team player.