No, I will not weep for a stream because of the former Mets catcher Travis d & # 39; Arnaud after his epic appearance against the New York Yankees last night in the Bronx. In a spectacular manner, d & # 39; Arnaud set a ninth inning, two out, three run homers to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 lead over the Yanks and ultimately victory.
D & # 39; Arnaud, 30, hit a career high three home runs in the game with the game winner approaching Yankees Aroldis Chapman . All right and good, especially if you hate the Americans like me.
But please spare me all the tropics that announce how the Mets blew them when they released the often-injured catcher who did not match the scouts' high expectations. This was predicted as one of the game's best fishing grounds was.
We should not forget that d & # 39; struck Arnaud at .84 when the Mets fired him at .254 OPS, and since 201
The Mets released d & # 39; Arnaud after hitting 2 to 23 in 10 games after being activated by the injured list. It was probably one of the rare steps that made sense to GM Brodie Van Wagenen, as the new backup Tomas Nido was an offensive as well as an especially defensive upgrade.
D & # 39; Arnaud bothered me more after the game said more than anything else he did on Monday with his bat. When asked to compare his new team with the Mets, d'Arnaud said:
"I do not like comparing the teams I've been in, but I'll say there's a lot of energy here." There is a lot of hope. Much fight. "
Or in other words, there is NOT much energy or hope or much fight with the Mets. Maybe he's right.
An important aspect for me is that d & # 39; Arnaud has become a Yankees killer for Tampa Bay, scoring .314 (11-for-35) with four homers and 1,143 OPS in eleven games against the bombers this season.
I'm sure some Mets fans now that's why we're calling them fanatics.
However, I expect more from beatwriters and columnists, and from what I've seen, most have done a great job, [http://wwwmyspacecom/watch?newsId=199999] But then David Lennon tweets his article "D & # 39; Arnaud Shows Mets Fans What They Miss."
Seriously, that's something I got from the crazy edge would expect from Mets Twitter, not from a Sch riftsteller who has a paywall for all his content. Hey Newsday, do you think I can credit that?
There are a dozen things for which I can kill Brodie Van Wagenen in this failed Mets season, and I'm not just referring to trading with Diaz and Cano.
] But what I'm not going to do is rake him over the coals to release a catcher that most fans wanted anyway. Be better than that.