Angels manager Mike Scioscia on the idea of his club signing Jason Bay:
“I have not reached out personally to him, but he has been in internal discussions that we’ve had as an organization. I think there are some more pressing needs that we have right now than what — than the talent that Jason can bring. He’s an extraordinary talent, but we definitely have to look for some balance in some areas, and that might not make Jason a great fit for our club.”
So scratch the Angels.
Meanwhile, the Sox are lining up alternatives, opening discussions with Mike Cameron. Theo Epstein has consistently said that signing Bay is a priority. But clearly the Sox are moving into a position where Bay will have to sign on their terms.