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Bay’s physical might not be a formality

We’ll have more analysis of the Bay signing later -- my favorite reader comment so far compares it to the Mets getting Kevin McReynolds in 1987 -- but in the meantime, know that it’s not necessarily a done deal.

We passed along reports over a month ago that Bay’s health might be a concern. Jerry Crasnick and Jon Heyman both bring them up anew today. There isn’t a sense of anything huge -- he had hamstring problems late last year -- but there is something making people think that the usual rubber-stamp physical may be something more drawn out and complicated.

I’d posit that you’re always gonna have health risks when you sign a guy over thirty to what amounts to a five year deal, but it’s the Mets’ money, not mine, so good luck for them and all that.