Mets make offers to Jason Bay, Bengie Molina

Looking to fill two big holes and add much-needed power to their

lineup, the New York Mets have made contract offers to a pair of

free agents: left fielder Jason Bay and catcher Bengie Molina.

The team’s bid for Bay was between $60 million and $65 million

over four years. Molina would cost much less.

As club executives headed home Thursday on the final day of the

winter meetings in Indianapolis, the Mets confirmed making offers

to Bay and Molina – without revealing details.

Bay batted .267 with 36 homers and 119 RBIs last season for

Boston. He is said to have turned down a $60 million, four-year

offer from the Red Sox.

The 35-year-old Molina hit .265 with 20 homers and 80 RBIs this

year for San Francisco.