Deja Vu: Mets Interested In Another Catcher
The New York Mets currently have four catchers on their 40-man roster with Chris Coste, Omir Santos, Henry Blanco, and Josh Thole, but apparently the Mets are still interested in yet another catcher.
According to MetsBlog the Mets appear to be interested in former Toronto Blue Jays backstop Rod Barajas, who hit 19 home runs and had 71 RBIs last year.
Barajas is, of course, the backup plan to Yorvit Torrealba, who ended up signing with the San Diego Padres after the Mets supposedly couldn’t come up with the right amount of cash to convince Torrealba to come to the Big Apple for two years.
Hall of Fame writer Murray Chass, is saying that Mets GM Omar Minaya and his employees apparently couldn’t deal with more than one free agent at a time this offseason, telling agents that they were interested in players but needed to deal with other players first. No agents were willing to wait for the Mets to finish up things with the people in front of them. One agent said his client had the Mets at the top of his list but didn’t want to wait and see if it worked out.
Another day, another catcher for the New York Mets. I don’t see the logic with yet another move to obtain another catcher that we obviously do not need.
Although I do like Barajas’ hitting ability in a park such as Citi Field, I still don’t feel as though he should be a priority. We need pitching, pitching, and more pitching!
Even if we do get Barajas’ you wouldn’t be able to throw him into a trade later in the season, because if he’s still available at this point in the off-season, than nobody cares too much about his services anyway.
About the Author: Rob Johnson
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