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The Pirates’ curious decision to forego 2 reasonably-priced option years for catcher Ryan Doumit was compounded last week
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when the club signed backstop Rod Barajas to a 1-year $4,000,000 contract, with a 2013 club option for $3,500,000. Barajas is inferior to Doumit in almost every aspect. Consider the following:
1. Age- Doumit will be 31 in the 2012 season, Barajas 36. Despite the “depth” GM Neal Huntington has supposedly built in this organization, it’s disconcerting that he’s still relying on Dave Littlefield-esque veterans in their mid-30′s a full 4 years into his “successful” tenure.
2. Production- Doumit had an excellent 128 OPS+ last season, which has largely gone overlooked by both fans and the Pirates alike. Barajas had a 97 OPS+, or slightly below average for the catching position. But what Barajas has in power is completely nulified by his abysmal on base skills. Barajas hasn’t had a .300+ OBP since George W. Bush was in office.
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We’ve heard for the last week that former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit was expected to sign a deal before the end of November. Jerry Crasnick has an update today that Doumit is down to two American League teams, and is expected to make a decision today. What this means for the Pirates is that they’d get a compensation pick between the first and second rounds of...
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Free agent catcher Ryan Doumit is expected to make a decision about his next team today, and he's down to two AL clubs according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter).
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