Mets.com has reported the Mets will sign outfielder Jason Bay to a four-year $66 million deal, one year shy of the deal Bay aimed for.
There is no news yet on how this will affect the Mets’ desire for Matt Holliday.
No matter what, though, the Mets have finally made a big splash in the free agent market after weeks of smaller moves, namely additions to the pitching staff.
The latest came yesterday with the signing of right-hander Kelvim Escobar, who has only started one Major League game in the past two seasons due to injuries and surgeries.
However, he was 18-7 with a 3.40 ERA in 2007 when he played with the Angels. If he can have at least some of the success he had then, he could become a viable fourth or fifth starter at a bargain-basement price.