Seriously? Was Hal Bodley, a senior correspondent for MLB.com, demented when he made that statement? How does adding Jason Bay to the New York Mets not improve the team?
That is sheer lunacy!
The Mets needed a bat.
Were they supposed to go into the 2010 season with just Jose Reyes, David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Luis Castillo, a catcher to be named at some point, Jeff Francoeur, Carlos Beltran and only the Lord knows what LF fielder? Maybe Angel Pagan. How silly of me! Of course they were. Because it worked out so well for them last year.
Oh wait a minute! Some of them were injured. So we could never really know now can we?
There is a fine line between crazy and stupidity. Bodley is on it.
I agree with Bodley when he said the Mets need pitching. Nobody is denying that. I think it is pretty unanimous even amongst the Mets officials.
But to say Bay does not really improve the team is an idiotic and very careless statement. Bay greatly improves that lineup just by taking some of the pressure off of Wright because Wright seems to crack under it.
So I am very sorry, Mr. Bodley. I very much disagree with your assessment.