Contract Talks Called Off With Left Fielder
After failing to sign Jason Bay to a contract extension in Spring Training, Theo Epstein and company tried pursuing Bay again in the late June but talks have come to a halt by the end of the All-Star break and it looks like Sox fans will have to wait until after the 2009 season to see if number 44 will return to Boston.
Bay is set to become a free agent after the season and it seems as if Sox management and Bay’s agent cannot come to a common assessment on the market value for elite outfielders like Jason Bay.
Boston will certainly have to ante up J.D. Drew type money if they want to keep Bay manning the green monster for years to come. Of course, that will be up to Theo Epstein and Larry Lucchino, so for Sox fans, in Theo we trust.