Source: Mets are in on Bay
The Mets had been focused on pitching, but with the Los Angeles Angels indicating they had "more pressing needs" than pursuing a left fielder, GM Omar Minaya has moved aggressively toward adding Bay.
So far, the only known offer made to Bay was the four-year, $60 million proposal he turned down from the Red Sox in midseason. Boston would like to re-sign Bay, but are also weighing Matt Holliday as an alternative.
The Red Sox may also need a third baseman if the reported Mike Lowell deal goes through, but one industry source cautioned that the process is ongoing and is not a "slam dunk". The expectation is that it will ultimately get done, and the Red Sox are talking with agent Scott Boras about free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre.