Mets Won’t Add Barajas; Delgado Possible

The Mets will pursue trades if positional battles at first base and catcher don't result in enough production, according to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. For now, they seem content to let those positional battles play out. They have decided not to sign Rod Barajas, since they don't consider him the answer behind the plate.

The Mets remain interested in Carlos Delgado, but only on a minor league deal. This makes it likely that Daniel Murphy, Mike Jacobs, Fernando Tatis and Ike Davis will share time at first.


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21 Comments on "Mets Won’t Add Barajas; Delgado Possible"


RanceMulliniks
5 years 6 months ago

I wonder if Barajas signs anywhere (on a major league deal)…. seems the music stopped and he’s without a chair!

mochajoe
5 years 6 months ago

I think Seattle is an option as a back up

RanceMulliniks
5 years 6 months ago

Good call – Jack Z hasn’t ruled out bringing in another catcher.

mochajoe
5 years 6 months ago

Jack Z has an idea of what he is doing, doesn’t he?

NL_East_Rivalry
5 years 6 months ago

What beside Ike Davis do the Mets have as trade bait? They do have a few really good Single-A guys.

John Gyna
5 years 6 months ago

I don’t know what the upside of guys like Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell are. They are big on Josh Thole (catcher) and of course Fernando Martinez.

You’re right, most of their high prospects are in lower ball – Holt, Flores, Mejia, Tejada.

5 years 6 months ago

Jenrry Mejia and Fernando Martinez were ranked in the Top 50 prospects along with Davis….and thered’s also Thole, Holt, Flores, Tejada, and Neuwinhuis….none of them are Heyward, but could be used in trades

5 years 6 months ago

they have a few almost MLB ready guys at AAA/AA

John Gyna
5 years 6 months ago

“They have decided not to sign Rod Barajas, since they don’t consider him the answer behind the plate.”

I wonder if someone can decide to fire Jeff Wilpon, since we don’t consider him the answer in the front office.

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months ago

I’ve been lobbying for that all offseason! A little help here?!
😀

jb1996
5 years 6 months ago

Barajas might have to take a minor league deal with the yankees and be backup to Posada and put Cervellei in the minors

ryanisgoodlooking
5 years 6 months ago

i beleive they Jesus Montero might be comming up this year, so that wouldnt make much sense

5 years 6 months ago

“This makes it likely that Daniel Murphy, Mike Jacobs, Fernando Tatis and Ike Davis will share time at first.”

Nothing like a four-person platoon!

dickylarue
5 years 6 months ago

It’s amazing how every Met fan knows Delgado has been a cancer in that clubhouse (he tanked part of a season to get Willie Randolph fired), yet the Mets don’t.

Bringing him back into that locker room would be a major step back for a team that’s about 20 steps back already when it comes to ridding the team of bad character guys or guys who don’t understand the concept of team.

I’d rather put a 1b mitt on Branyan or Dye then even consider Delgado for a hot second.

The Mets truly are the The Mess. Their brain dead owner and puppet GM have weird allegiances to players who kill their clubhouse. This goes back to the days when Leiter and Franco were telling Wilpon to trade Kazmir.

If you’re a little snot who goes behind the managers back on the Mets, you get loyalty. It’s the most upside down organization in baseball and that includes the Padres and Pirates.

jaysfansince94
5 years 6 months ago

I’d like to here where you got your information on Delgado. I never heard anything about that, and he was always considered a leader in the jays clubhouse.

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months ago

There is truth to Dicky’s comments regarding Delgado. The word on him is that he led clubhouse opinion on a lot of matters, including player opposition to Willie. That came out in the news in a bunch of places – not the least of which was a show featuring columnists from the NY Daily News. I don’t like false facts myself but from everything I know the assertion about Delgado’s clubhouse influence there is legitimate.

JohnLucarelli
5 years 6 months ago

Do you guys think Papa & Baby Wilpon actually even watch baseball? They are worse than me trying to run my fantasy basketball team, and I haven’t followed the NBA since maybe Jordan retired the second time.

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months ago

Hmm….if I say “yes” it would be disappointing to think that owners who are aware of the game could be so foolish in their decision-making. If I say “no” it would be more than disappointing to think that ownership could be foolish enough not to watch, yet presume to guide their team. It’s a no-win situation no matter what the answer.

JohnLucarelli
5 years 6 months ago

I’m thinking of setting up a Paypal account where Mets fans can donate whatever they can and hopefully we can raise enough to maybe sign Barajas or Lopez or both ourselves. If fans in Buffalo can raise money for billboards complaining about the Bills, we can pull this off.

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months ago

The thing is…the Wilpons have more money than many of us will ever see. The problem isn’t what’s in their pockets, it’s what’s going on inside their heads!

I noticed an article on Metsblog about the 5 things the Mets need to do to fix the team. Also included in the article was the fact that the Mets need to listen to their fain base. So, about getting a billboard…

ryanisgoodlooking
5 years 6 months ago

Its funny that no one but me thinks Mike Hessman has at least some change of playing this season. His name has never been mentioned in the dozens of Met’s 1B posts since he was signed to a minor league deal back in December. I know he’s just a minor league all-star but hey you never know.