From 2010-2012, Bay hit .234 with 26 home runs in 288 games for New York. The veteran outfielder’s contract was terminated by the Mets on November 7, 2012, a year before his four-year, $66 million deal was set to expire.
No matter how well the doctors repaired A-Rod’s hip, will he be able to resemble something of his old self after missing so much time at 37?
“We’ve signed three or four of the biggest free agents on the market, and we’re pretty happy with that,” Steinbrenner said. “…We’ve got some work to do, still. We need another bat. We’re not done yet.”
Right-handed starter Matt Harvey — who was brilliant for the Mets in his rookie season — and top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler are untouchables, a club source said in a report.
The Mets are in a free fall and the frustration of their stunning slide from the playoff race is taking its toll.
Starter Jonathon Niese allowed two hits in three scoreless innings as the Nationals defeated the Mets 5-3.
Michael Morse hit a pair of two-run homers in the late innings and the Washington Nationals won their spring training opener by beating the New York Mets 9-3 on Monday.