Comments on: Pirates Decline Option for Rod Barajas; Pick Up Option for Pedro Alvarez http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pirates-decline-option-for-rod-barajas-pick-up-option-for-pedro-alvarez.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 31 May 2014 15:21:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pirates-decline-option-for-rod-barajas-pick-up-option-for-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-21955 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 02:00:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43695#comment-21955 That made me laugh.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pirates-decline-option-for-rod-barajas-pick-up-option-for-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-21954 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 01:52:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43695#comment-21954 Maybe he’ll get a tat of Rod?

:)

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pirates-decline-option-for-rod-barajas-pick-up-option-for-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-21953 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 01:41:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43695#comment-21953 I think A.J.’s enough of a professional to not let releasing Barajas negatively affect him. I just think that while he must’ve been happy to have Rod catching for him again, he won’t take it personally or drag it into next year. Honestly, if Rod is such a great leader for the team and at the catching position, why not try to offer him some kind of coaching position? The obvious answer is, because he’d rather milk another year or two out of playing and making 1-2 million, whereas I’m sure he’d make considerably less coaching/mentoring.

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By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pirates-decline-option-for-rod-barajas-pick-up-option-for-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-21952 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:31:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43695#comment-21952 I hope not, but he was outspoken in his praise for the way Barajas handled the pitching staff/called a game while Barajas was under fire for not hitting much and for not throwing out an acceptable level of opposing base swipers. So, either he won’t be all that happy at this news or if he was trying to be a good teammate by lying about/defending a player who was understandably coming under scrutiny, then maybe he won’t be unhappy.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pirates-decline-option-for-rod-barajas-pick-up-option-for-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-21951 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:42:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43695#comment-21951 Will he get angry?

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By: beatembuccos21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pirates-decline-option-for-rod-barajas-pick-up-option-for-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-21949 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:46:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43695#comment-21949 I won’t celebrate the obvious correct decision of not picking up Rod’s extension until he either signs with another team or until the Pirates sign a suitable catcher to take his place. The possibility of him returning as a backup is still too great a threat for me to really be happy.

Do you suppose that the increase in run support that AJ will receive from having (what we all hope will be) a competent bat behind the plate will offset his anger over losing his personal catcher?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pirates-decline-option-for-rod-barajas-pick-up-option-for-pedro-alvarez.html#comment-21944 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:10:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=43695#comment-21944 Nice Avatar Kristy….I just hope nobody else here follows your lead, esp Tim. Posting HIS pic could REALLY destroy his credibility.

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