Thursday, August 5, 2010
The J.P. Arencibia Era Begins
By Ian Hunter
J.P. Arencibia got the call about a month early, but he'll make his way to Toronto and fill in for the injured John Buck. Now it's not official whether or not JPA will actually start Friday's game behind the plate, but my guess is that he won't.
If Cito didn't start Travis Snider the very second he was called up, then he certainly isn't going to throw Arencibia into the fire just yet. In the meantime, expect him to backup Jose Molina for the catching duties.
All indications point to Kyle Drabek being shut down for the season in the near future, so this makes J.P. Arencebia's call-up undoubtedly the most anticipated of the season.
Seriously, wow can you not be stoked about bringing up a slugging catcher who already has 31 home runs? Whether they're Pacific Coast League home runs or not, you can't deny this kid has some power.
All I can say is .... welcome to the club J.P. Arencibia. Glad to have you here.