Comments on: Pirates Sign Rod Barajas For $4 M http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:23:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Bob Martin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10189 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 20:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10189 Welcome to the Lyle Overbay signing of 2012..Neal is Dumpster Diving mighty early this year. He was dumb enough to give Lyle 5M, atleast he only gave another washed up player 4m this time. Maybe next year it will be 3 and by 2016 we won’t need to give away money like this. Hopefully Nutting will be gone too but my dreams never come true so he will still sign off on crap signings like these.

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By: Vince Riedy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10187 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10187 Solid signing. This allows the catching prospects to develop and the major league pitchers pitch to a real catcher. The option year is a bargain for a quality backup catcher if any of the prospects are ready in 2013.

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By: Jack Mcelligott http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10186 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10186 Solid sign. We need a veteran catcher to work with the pitchers and our young catchers. Though I dont blame Doumit pitchers plummeting this past season I think there was a noticeable dropoff with Doumit behind the plate as to defense and perhaps more importantly with pitch selection. We got a solid if not spectacular foursome of catchers now excluding Sanchez. 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10184 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10184 Would rather have had Hernandez, but Barajas was a good get for the Bucs, veterans are important and this one will be a far better asset than Doumit was and no where near the risk Snyder would have been with his back problem, not to mention they saved a lot of money, they would have had over 20 mil in two catchers if they would have continued with Doumit and Snyder as they had last year.
Catching problem solved, would like to see them lock up Barmes if they can’t resign Cedano.

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By: Michael http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10183 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10183 I would have rather used the money on someone else.   Ramon Hernandez would have been a better option at catcher.

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By: Michael http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10182 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10182 I would have rather used the money on someone else.   Ramon Hernandez would have been a better option at catcher.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10181 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10181 Solid addition in a position that has anything but solid for the Pirates in ages. 

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By: Jimmy Coverdale http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10180 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10180 Huntington has proved that he’s learned nothing from what happened with Overbay. I would have taken Barajas as the starting catcher – but not for $4m. He should have offered Doumit arb first and waited to see what happened there – now he won’t take the risk and won’t get a draft pick

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10179 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10179 Not bad, if we can get Barmes and Lee/Pena we should be an okay.  

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By: JustinG http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-sign-rod-barajas.html#comment-10178 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21392#comment-10178 I’ll take Barajas at 4 million to Doumit’s 7 or whatever it was.  On to Barmes!

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