Of all the positions the Mets needed help at – save pitching – they probably could have used a first rate catcher more than anything else.
They didn’t get Bengie Molina, but were wise not to cave on the three years. But when the smoke cleared, surely they could have matched the offer Molina signed for. Rod Barajas is still out there, but is he really an upgrade over Henry Blanco and Omir Santos? Probably not.
Perhaps more than any other position, catching was the thinnest in the free agent market this winter.
It looks like it will be a Blanco-Santos platoon, which is hardly inspiring. Then again, there was always bringing back Brian Schneider, he wrote sarcastically.