New York Mets

Mets buy out Bay
The Mets have bought out Jason Bay, who had been owed $21 million including a signing bonus. The move does give the Mets more financial flexibility in 2013, although Bay reportedly will ultimately receive the entire amount owed.

Mets took fewest extra bases in majors
The Bill James Handbook 2013 reveals the Mets took the fewest extra bases in the majors in 2012 and were the fourth-worst baserunning team.Write the authors:The New York Mets were the fourth worst baserunning team in baseball in 2012, with a net base gain of -5.

Bay sits with back stiffness
Jason Bay #44 LFNew York Mets 2012 STATS GM67 HR8 RBI20 R21 OBP.231 AVG.155 Despite his reduced playing time, Jason Bay consistently has started against left-handed pitching in the second half.

Toxicology report -- bad MLB contracts
The Mets’ first task this offseason regarding Jason Bay, and for that matter Johan Santana, likely should be to see if any team has trade interest.

Mets morning briefing 9.25.12
Ike Davis belted two long balls to reach the 30-homer plateau and produced a career-high five RBIs as the Mets beat the Pirates, 6-2, Monday night. Jenrry Mejia, despite a high pitch count, contributed five scoreless innings to notch his first major league win.

Report: 'Zero' chance Bay cut -- spring too
Mike Puma in the Post quotes a team source as saying there is "zero" chance Jason Bay is released this offseason ... or even during spring training.The unproductive Bay is owed $19 million next season, including a 2014 buyout.

Notes: Frankie sore, Bay provides power
Closer Frank Francisco was unavailable with a sore elbow on Saturday and Mets manager Terry Collins doubts that he will have Francisco for the series finale against the Marlins on Sunday.

Rapid Reaction: Mets 4, Marlins 3
Recap | Box score | PhotosWHAT IT MEANS: R.A. Dickey is one win away from becoming the team's first 20-game winner since 1990. He shut down the Marlins for the fifth time this season, holding them to six hits and two runs over eight-plus innings.

Pregame notes: Dickey goes for 19
All eyes will be on R.A. Dickey on Saturday as the knuckleballer goes for his 19th win. With three more starts lined up on the year, two against Miami and one against Pittsburgh, the veteran has a good shot at becoming the first Mets pitcher to win 20 games since 1990.

Mets morning briefing 9.16.12
Jenrry Mejia struggled on the two-year anniversary of his last major league start. Mejia was charged with five runs on six hits and five walks in three-plus innings as the Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-6, Saturday night.

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