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Off-season madness the 2nd: Jays get Reyes, Johnson, Buehrle, Bonifacio
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11-13-2012, 06:59 PM
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and I can't believe this keeps needing to be restated: JP Arencibia at 1B is a terrible, awful, completely undefendable move. The fact that he's a godawful hitter outside of HRs is forgivable when he's a catcher because like 90% of MLB catchers are godawful hitters who don't have his power. But if you moved him to 1B, he suddenly becomes almost the single worst hitting 1B in the league with middling power for the position. And no defence.
And if Arencibia isn't trade/we don't sign a new DH, would you rather have Cooper/Sierra DHing?
Anyways, the more likely scenario is D'Arnaud plays 1B and is weaned on catcher and seeing if Arencibia can improve his hitting. What if Arencibia hits .250/.310/.485 next season? It might be a good idea to keep him, his value won't go down, and if it goes up great if not no harm done. And it's better to wean D'Arnaud at 1B/DH/C than throwing him the starting job with not MLB experience.
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