Update – 3:12 p.m.: ESPN’s Jerry Crasnik believes with the fifth-year vesting option, the deal could be worth just north of $80 million.
Update – 3:05 p.m.: Joel Sherman has contract details. Four-years, $66 million. “Easy vest” for fifth year, meaning a vesting option which Bay will likely achieve. Think of it as a five-year deal.
Update – 3:03 p.m.: Jon Heyman confirms the agreement.
Jason Bay has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets, according to WFAN. Bay still has to pass a physical.
The terms of the contract were not readily available. The Mets do have a four-year, $65 million contract offer extended to Bay.
The deal will be announced next week, according to WFAN.
Not that I think they’ll find anything to cancel the contract, but don’t think this is a done deal. There may be an issue with Bay’s knees and they could alter the contact after the physical.
In short: They’ve agreed in principle, but it’s not done yet.
Ahem, I’m not alone.