After last night's game against San Francisco, Bay's stock has never been higher. He went one for three, drew two walks, scored three runs and even stole a base. The guy is on fire, I tell ya. He even lifted his batting average to a robust .164. Teams should be falling all over each other to take him. Hey, how about the Pirates? They're in contention, and once upon a time he used to play pretty well for those guys. It'll be a homecoming of sorts. A tearful reunion. The Pirates don't even need to give much up. How about a player to be named later... much later, if you like. Failing that, perhaps the Mets can just slap a "return to sender" label on his forehead and ship him back to Boston. Bobby Valentine will make a man out of him.
But seriously folks, is Jason Bay the worst free agent signing in baseball history? Four years for $66 million? Can you think of anyone getting less of a return on an investment? Please let me know. In the meantime I've got to call San Francisco. They might like the idea of a guy named Bay playing for them. It can't hurt to ask.