R.A. Dickey and Jason Bay Over-Under

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The offseason leading into this spring might have been the most stressful I can remember. There was an eery silence coming from Jason Bay and his agent and Bengie Molina was still balking at the one year deal on the table. The holiday season had Mets fans begging for some free agent to sign or for Omar Minaya to pull off a trade with The Reds. Just when the tension became unbearable…it happened. The news hit that Minaya signed R.A. Dickey to a minor league contract.

At that moment, I thought Mike Francesa’s phone lines would burst into flames due to raging Mets fans. We were opening our windows at work and screaming in frustration. I was ready to move to some country that had never heard of baseball. Everyone understood the necessity of acquiring some depth. It just would have been nicer to know Jason Bay was locked down before Alex Cora was counting his millions.

With all that said, look where we are now. Jason Bay, as consistently boring and reliable for the hapless Bucs as you could ask for, successfully replaces a Hall of Famer in Bean town. It’s a sure thing that he will walk into a Mets uniform and hit the home runs we lacked in 2009….Right? He’s not going to be bothered by anything! He is no Carlos Beltran in 2005. He won’t come off a prolific postseason with Houston only to hit 15 home runs after signing for big money. He’s not going to lay down bunts with ducks on the pond.

So, here is the over/under I propose. By the All Star break, will R.A. Dickey have more wins than Jason bay has home runs?

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About Gabe Aguilar

My name is Gabe Aguilar and I'm a production major from SUNY New Paltz. Like many of us, I live for the ups and downs of the blue and orange. I grew up with a family that was devoted to even the most heartbreaking Mets clubs. I was born in 1986 which is bitter sweet for a Mets fan. You will always feel some type of connection to the year, but I'm still dreaming of the day that I get to witness our team take it all the way. Being from Brooklyn, I also follow our hometown Cyclones as well. Writing about the Mets is a passion and I hope I can spark conversation and some new ideas amongst us fans.

2 thoughts on “R.A. Dickey and Jason Bay Over-Under

  1. Dan Math

    There is no way that R.A. Dickey is going to have more wins than Jason Bay home runs. It will be a tie

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