Excitement…the Phillies are close to signing 31 year-old catcher Rod Barajas. Rodrigo can’t get on base to save his life, but he’s shown above average power for his position in the past (though not last year).
Barajas was middle-of-the-pack at throwing out attempted thieves this year (33%). Last year he was seventh in baseball at 34%. He should be a worthy adversary for Jose Reyes.
Barajas backed out of a verbal agreement with the Blue Jays earlier this winter after switching back to Dan Lozano as his agent.