Looks like the Jason Bay Era in Boston maybe concluding, as he turned down a four-year, $60 million offer from the Red Sox, it was reported by Fox Sports on Saturday night.
I remember the Red Sox made the exact same offer to Bay in mid-November just before Bay became eligible to talk to other clubs. If it's true it sounds like the Sox won't get into a bidding war for his services, and nor should they, as Bay isn't worth more than that.
The Mets have supposedly offered him a four-year deal at $65 million, and supposedly he and his agent have had been serious talks with both Seattle and the LA Angels. Bay lives in Seattle in the offseason, and I would bet he may end up there.
You have to bet that Dr. Evil (aka Scott Boras) is happy to hear all this, as that means the Red Sox will pursue Matt Holliday full blast now.
And oh yes, this was my 2,500th post since I began this site in March 2006. Wish it could have been on something a little more happier...