Here is what the NYPost's Mike Vaccaro thought of it when discussed a couple of weeks ago.
And that brings me around to this point: How many times do you need to have anvils fall on your head before you take a step out of the way? Which is to say, how many times do you have to sign Kevin Appier and Bobby Bonilla before you recognize the difference between attracting the cream of a good free-agent class (see Sabathia, CC, and Teixeira, Mark) and the prettiest homecoming queens of Homely High? And that's what the Mets would be doing here.
I think Bay is a good player who will help the Mets but they have MANY more holes to fill before I expect them to challenge the Braves and the Marlins for second place in the East.