Rob Bradford reports that the Red Sox and free-agent-to-be Jason Bay still haven't had any contract discussions since late March. Bradford states that Boston's last offer was somewhere in the $10MM per season range, while Bay and his agent were looking for something in the $14MM range. Additionally, the Red Sox didn't offer the 3-4 years Bay would be seeking.
Perhaps Bay's absolutely monster start has made the Red Sox reconsider that offer – he's off to an incredible .301/.433/.657 start. He's also second in the American League to Carlos Pena with 13 HR, and second in all of baseball to Evan Longoria in RBI at 44.
Even if the Red Sox have reconsidered, will the Bay camp up their demands or possibly decide to test the market in light of his elite production so far in 2009?