Quick Hits: Bay, Indians, Brewers

Happy Father's Day to all dads!  Jim Thome, a father of two, became just the fourth player in baseball history to hit 100 home runs for three different clubs with his solo shot in the Phillies' game against the Blue Jays. Thome joins Alex Rodriguez, Reggie Jackson, and Darrell Evans in that exclusive club. 

  • Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters, including Adam Rosenbloom of MLB.com, he is concerned about the playing career of Jason Bay, who is on the disabled list with his second career concussion. "We've got to put ourselves in his shoes, and decide what we think is the best for the future," Collins said.
  • Indians GM Chris Antonetti will not show any apprehension approaching the trade deadline after the mixed results of the Ubaldo Jimenez deal last year, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I continue to trust our process and evaluators," said Antonetti. "If we feel the right guy is out there, and it's the right trade, we'll certainly be willing to make it. I don't think we'd operate any differently."
  • Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes the Brewers recent sweep at the hands of the Royals may cause the team to be sellers at the trade deadline. Haudricourt points out the Brewers will have several question marks heading into 2013 including the starting rotation, first base, outfield, and shortstop.

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5 Comments on "Quick Hits: Bay, Indians, Brewers"

3 years 3 months ago

Jason Bay needs to retire at this point. I feel bad for him but he’s become a walking injury, can’t seem to go more than a month without getting banged up somehow. He had a very good career until he went to the Mets. Tough to blame them for signing him, even though he was overpaid, he was one of the most consistent OF bats for a while.

3 years 3 months ago

Personally, I would not tell a player in his prime to retire. Though everything you state is logically correct and makes sense, I can’t see him walking away from at least $19MM in the next two years.

It’s a shame how his career has gone since coming to the Mets. He hustles, he has a good attitude and he really puts out 100% everyday. Having seen him regularly since his days with the Red Sox and now the Mets, you can easily read the body language and his frustration concerning his play.
Here’s hoping things get better for a good guy.

3 years 3 months ago

Jason Bay is snakebit.

3 years 3 months ago

He’s a hard worker and a reliable fielder too.  I was really hoping he’d do well after the last broken rib injury.  Snakebit is a perfect description.  Poor Jason.  How could he be so good for those 7 years before coming to the Mets?  What the heck caused his trouble here?  I’ll never really get it . . .

3 years 3 months ago

Jason Bay just needs a change of scenery. Unfortunately, that won’t happen with his contract. lol