According to Ken Rosenthal from FOXsports.com,former Toronto Blue Jays catcher and free agent Rob Barajas and the New York Mets have agreed on a major league contract worth $1 million dollars.He goes on to say that the deal also includes $1 million in easily attainable incentives.Both the Mets and Rangers offered Barajas minor-league contracts. The Rangers’ initial bid was $1.5 million while the Mets originally offered one million dollars.The Mets yesterday upgraded their bid to a major-league offer ensuring that Barajas’ money would be guaranteed.Barajas, 34, will more than likely become the Mets starting catcher, with Henry Blanco as the primary back up. Omir Santos, Chris Coste and Josh Thole will more than likely start the year at AAA Buffalo.The Mets will have to designate a player for assignment to make room for Barajas on their 40-man roster.Last season Barajas had 19 home runs and 71 RBIs and has a good reputation for working with pitching staffs. His batting average however is less than desirable - he batted only .226 with a .258 on-base percentage - But he still is a hell of a upgrade over Brian Schneider. In other news , According to New York Post reporter Joel Sherman, former Mets first baseman - Carlos Delgado has undergone surgery on the the balky hip that limited him to less than thirty games with the Mets last season . He will be out for at least four more months. To read the entire post click here http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/hardball/delgado_needed_more_hip_surgery_6SwHzCqEFJSUp91GgJDEeM
.Lets give a hat tip to both hazmet for brining this story to our attention and to the Mets scouts for not wanting anything to do with Carlos when he was auditioning in the Puerto Rico Winter League. I liked Delgado alot , but it was plain to see the writing on the wall and his tenure with the Mets was over. " Welcome aboar Rob - Hasta Manana Carlos"