Steve Dilbeck of the LA Times reports that the Dodgers, beset with ten free agentss (the most in baseball, mind you), will likely not re-sign catcher Rod Barajas and instead will try and "go young" behind the plate:
Of the Dodgers’ 10 free agents, only one –- catcher Rod Barajas -– is thought to project as a Type B free agent, which could provide a team a supplemental draft pick if the Dodgers offer arbitration.
Of course, what the Dodgers can do financially is the great unknown. The team remains tied up in bankruptcy court. The team and Major League Baseball are reportedly working on a settlement. Their trial is currently scheduled to start Nov. 29.
Barajas, 36, earned $3.25 million last season with a one-year contract. The Dodgers are looking at going young behind the plate and not expected to offer him arbitration.
I suppose we're going to see that Tim Federowicz guy hell or highwater. After giving away Trayvon Robinson to get him, I'm not all that surprised I suppose.