According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets have tweaked the offer to Jason Bay.
“Minaya is thought to have offered a five-year deal (at slightly lower dollars per year than the original four-year offer for close to $65 million), but with Bay still believed to be seeking a six-year deal from them,” Heyman writes.
The deal for Bay might have to be worth $75 million over five years.
With Bay now looking like less of a bargain, the Mets might rethink getting in on the Matt Holliday discussion, according to Heyman.
(It should be noted, as it is very much so on Twitter, that Heyman and Holliday’s agent, Mr. Scott Boras, are quite close. This could be an inside job to create a bigger market for Holliday. No one else is reporting that the Mets are in talks with Boras for Holliday.)
Buster Olney of ESPN writes that the Mets are “monitoring the Matt Holliday negotiations, but are not actively involved.”