Jason Bay Leaves the AL East

It looks one of the premier free agents on the market, Jason Bay finally has a new home. It’s not in Boston, but he wind up in New York — however,he won’t be a Yankee.

Jason Bay is now a Met.

The Mets offense was anemic in 2009 and they are hoping their big ticket item helps them this upcoming season.

From Sports Illustrated/CNN: The Mets have reached a deal to bring All-Star outfielder Jason Bay to New York pending a physical, SI.com confirmed.

The news was first reported by Mike Francesa of WFAN, who added that the announcement will come early next week.

The physical is expected to be extensive. It is believed the deal will be for about $66 million over four years plus a vesting option for a fifth year. Bay was looking for a six-year deal originally, and most recently a five-year, $80 million offer.

Now that Bay is off the market, I’d like to see who Matt Holliday ends up with.

I don’t seriously expect him to become an Oriole, but stranger things have indeed happened.