Last week was kind of how the Mets envisioned things when they gave Jason Bay a four-year, $66-million contract before the 2010 season, though for multiple reasons (some poor hitting by him, injuries, absurd Citi Field outfield dimensions and fence heights, general Met malaise - hey, these are our theories), it hasn't always worked out.
But Bay was a monster last week, mashing like crazy, enough to be named our New York player of the week. Oh, he also won the National League's player of the week award, too. You get a watch for that one. Coupled with David Wright copping both awards last week, that's two straight winning Mets.
Bay tied for the major-league lead in hits (13), total bases (24) and doubles (5) while leading the NL with 10 RBI. He hit .481, had a .500 on-base percentage and slugged .889. He also hit two homers, including his second grand slam of the year - remember when the Mets never hit any grand slams?
In second place is a guy we figure we'll be writing about a lot in this space in the coming years, assuming our NY POW contract is renewed and he's not traded away by the Yankees - Jesus Montero.
Jason Bay mashes his way to N.Y. Player of the Week honors; Yankees phenom Jesus Montero runner-up
New York Daily News | Sep 14