In 2006, Jason Bay was clearly the offensive star of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Of the eight players with 300 or more plate appearances, he ranked first in OBP, SLG, OPS, home runs and walks. He was third in batting average and second in doubles. The Pirates spent the offseason focusing almost exclusively on finding a power bat to take some of the offensive pressure off of Bay, finally acquiring Adam LaRoche in January. That filled a major hole in the Pittsburgh lineup, but still left the team with many offensive question marks. The one player that seemed dependable was Jason Bay in leftfield.
However, 2007 has not gone as expected. Bay was hitting .312/.382/.540 on June 3 when things suddenly fell apart. Among eight Pirates that currently have 300 or more plate appearances, Bay is eig...

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