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Report: Blue Jays will trade or non-tender J.P. Arencibia

Dec 2, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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Dioner Navarro agreeing to a two-year, $8 million contract with the Blue Jays seemed to signal that 2013 starting catcher J.P. Arencibia was on his way out of Toronto and sure enough Shi Davidi of Sports Net reports that Arencibia will be non-tendered if they can’t find a trade before tonight’s deadline.

Arencibia has very impressive power for a catcher, homering 25 times per 150 games for his career, but he’s also a career .212 hitter with abysmal plate discipline and a laughable .258 on-base percentage. He’s not much of a defender either and in terms of all-around value Arencibia has been about as bad as someone can be homering 20-plus times.

  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Too bad it did not work out. He had a lot of potential, but just did not put it all together, especially behind the plate. I wish him well.

    • lisaggamino - Dec 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM

      —my friend’s step-aunt makes 82 usd an hour on the laptop. She has been out of work for six months but last month her paycheck was 20264 usd just working on the laptop for a few hours. go to website.//

  2. ryanrockzzz - Dec 2, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Watch the Phillies end up with him as a backup catcher. His lack of true offensive skill fits their team concept.

    • hoopmatch - Dec 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      Maybe not since Sandberg took over as manager.

  3. maikoch - Dec 2, 2013 at 2:32 PM


  4. Old Gator - Dec 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Ackcherley, a non-tendered catcher with no plate discipline but enough power to reach the warning track in a hyperpineal stadium would suit the Feesh just fine, as long as – ready for the leveler? – he’s cheap enough. Hell, he could be the next Black Hole Buck.

    The question is, what’s more important to Scrooge McLoria – saving a few shekels, or seeing that his prize crop of young arms continues to develop their skillsets?

    Okay, don’t answer that, then….

  5. clydeserra - Dec 2, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    How is this Dirk Hayhurst’s fault?

  6. davresnick - Dec 2, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    JPA will not be missed inToronto. They have enough pop in their lineup and he’s a brutal catcher. Let’s move on here and perhaps he’ll have better luck elsewhere.

  7. tn16 - Dec 2, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    JPA for snider make it happen

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