Jays Seeing Arencibia For The First Time


Apr 14, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (7) bats during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY SportsDo you like players that strikeout more than they get on base and have distaste for walks and love the occasional homerun with horrendous defense?

Then oh boy do the Texas Rangers have the player for you!

That’s right the Jays are going to see JP Arencibia with the Rangers for the first time.

Of course Jon Daniels isn’t Alex Anthopoulos so he has the sense to not have JP Arencibia starting but in a 3 game series that has a day game on Sunday after a night game on Saturday at the very least Arencibia should get at least one start in the series.

Or he might even come off the bench if the Rangers are looking for a homerun.

And you might as well enjoy seeing Arencibia on the Rangers while it lasts because it’s hard to imagine he stays on the big league team when the Rangers get Geovany Soto back from an injury.

And you never know how long his career might even last.

I don’t make this all negative Arencibia’s Jays career wasn’t all that bad.

There’s his big league debut where he went 4 for 5 with 2 homeruns, a double and a single.

He had a walk off hit once or twice.

Who can forget the game opener in 2012 in Cleveland where he hit a 3 run homerun in the 16th inning which was the longest opening game in baseball history.

Heck he even had some months where he was downright fun to watch where he’d hit a lot of homeruns even if he didn’t do much else.

But this is the Blue Jays were talking about and with there luck he might walk, get on base and hit a homerun more times in this series than he strikeouts or makes an out.

No really it could happen.