Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dodgers Acquire Rod Barajas

The Dodgers acquired catcher Rod Barajas today from the New York Mets for cash considerations. The Dodgers claimd him on waivers. Barajas is batting .225 on the season with 12 homeruns and 34 RBI.  He's only thrown out four of the 27 baserunners attempting to steal on him. Ugh.

With Ned picking up a catcher, it doesn't seem like he's ready to give up on 2010 just yet. I guess Ned sees something the rest of us don't. With Russell Martin out for the season, 41-year-old Brad Ausmus and rookie AJ Ellis have been splitting time at catcher. The pair is hitting just .183 combined.


  1. Whaaaaah-Hoooooo! I'm not happy because we (NYM) got rid of him. I have nothing against Barajas. I'm just glad, finally my Mets are giving the catcher's job to my kid Josh Thole.

  2. BTB - Thole is a stud. This is good news for Mets fans.

  3. .263 OBP.

    And that's probably an upgrade, too lazy to look.

  4. Greg - Yeah, it's an upgrade. That's pretty damn sad. Mike over at Mike Scioscias Tragic Illness breaks it down.