5. What can Jason Bay accomplish in a full season in Boston?Is he this season's leading candidate for breakout performer of the year? Now 30, Bay already has had three seasons (including 2008) during which he has both knocked in and scored at least 100 runs. (By contrast, J.D. Drew has zero.) For all of the speculation about how Bay might be exposed during last postseason, he batted .341 and slugged .634 with a whopping 1.105 OPS in the Sox' 11 playoff games. Since the start of the 2005 season, he is also 46 of 50 in stolen base attempts. That is a very wide range of offensive skills.
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