July 28, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez (51) talks to catcher Rod Barajas (26) while umpire Dave Rackley looks on against the Houston Astros in the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
If the Pirates can't pull this together, Rod Barajas will be the symbol of their decline. We'll remember Barajas for decades, in about the way we currently remember Pat Meares or Derek Bell. I have no idea what Barajas is still doing in the lineup.