Rod Barajas and Henry Blanco...The Perfect Catch

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJune 12, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 11: Rod Barajas #21 of the New York Mets hits a 2 RBI double in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 11, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Nick Laham/Getty Images

In a recent Metszilla post ( 20/20 hindsight ) Jay looked into this past off-season and some of the free agents that general manager Omar Minaya decided to pass on.  He went on to make the following statement about the non-signing of  Bengie Molina, who was seeking a 3-yr deal worth roughly $20 million:

As quick as we are to look at guys like Perez and loathe Minaya for making that deal is as quick as we should be ready to praise him for passing on Molina”

Jay was right and although it may not happen often, we  should give Minaya the credit he deserves. If it wasn’t for Omar standing his ground and not giving in to Bengie’s absurd contract demands, we would not have been blessed with the catching combo of Rod Barajas and Henry Blanco.  The duo has far exceeded everyone’s expectations, bringing leadership, offense, and most importantly, a terrific handling of this roller coaster we call a  pitching staff.  With regard to Mike Pelfrey’s success...TO READ MORE HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: