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Fenway
11-25-2006, 02:56 PM
this on paper doesn't seem to be a step up for Toronto

http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061124.wspt-jays-24/GSStory/GlobeSportsBaseball/home


Rod Barajas is on the verge of becoming the Toronto Blue Jays' everyday catcher.

According to multiple sources, the Blue Jays are close to signing the 31-year-old free agent to a two-year contract worth between $5.5-million and $6-million (all figures U.S.) and could have a deal in place by Tuesday. That's the same day the Blue Jays expect to have recent free-agent signing Frank Thomas in town.

Gregg Zaun and Bengie Molina shared the catcher's job last season, but both are free agents. The Blue Jays offered Zaun a two-year, $6-million package, but he turned it down and is said to be entertaining offers from the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees as a backup. The Cincinnati Reds, who have David Ross in line to be their catcher, have also expressed interest.

Pierzynski 12
11-25-2006, 04:36 PM
Would he be cheaper than Bengie Molina? Just curious, because i don't pay attention to contracts.

Frater Perdurabo
11-25-2006, 08:18 PM
If Zaun is available, why isn't KW kicking the tires on him? He would be a good "under the radar" signing.

DumpJerry
11-25-2006, 08:38 PM
If Zaun is available, why isn't KW kicking the tires on him? He would be a good "under the radar" signing.
I was thinking the same thing.

Jjav829
11-25-2006, 10:41 PM
If Zaun is available, why isn't KW kicking the tires on him? He would be a good "under the radar" signing.

Probably because Zaun reportedly wants a 3-year deal. It doesn't make any sense for us to give him that kind of a deal.

Fenway
11-28-2006, 10:16 AM
something went wrong

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1164667810863&call_pageid=968867503640&col=970081593064

The world turned upside down for Rod Barajas, Gregg Zaun and the Blue Jays last night.


Less than a day after the Jays had Barajas signed in principle to a two-year deal that would have made the former Texas Ranger the club's new starting catcher, the agreement fell apart.


That put the Jays into a state of chaos last night and they scrambled to re-open talks with Zaun while welcoming newly acquired free agent Frank Thomas and his wife to town in advance of a press conference today.