Jason Bay and the Mets have one obstacle between getting ink onto the dotted line: His physical.
Today, Bay will be checked out by Mets doctors and medical staff to see if he’s healthy and if the Mets still want to pay him $66 million over four years.
As I alluded to, and has been mentioned a few times since, this is no slam dunk. Bay hasn’t really missed a lot of time due to injuries (at least 145 games each year since ‘05), but he’s on the wrong side of 30 and has shown some wear and tear over the years.
His knees and possibly his arm/shoulder could be points of contention.
In the end, I think Bay will pass the physical. If the Mets do happen to find anything, the contract might be adjusted slightly, but not by much.
The press conference announcing the signing and showing him off for the media and fans, if all goes according to plan, will be tomorrow.