Latest Update The Mets also have little to no interest in trading catcher Travis d'Arnaud. Fri Aug, 29, 11:11 AM
A big catcher, he has smooth defensive acumen and great instincts for the position. He also boasts good home-run power from the catching position, as well as the ability to hit for a high average.
Flaws: : Could stand to improve his walk/strikeout ratio in order to maximize his hitting ability at the big-league level. Also needs to stay healthy, as injuries are already a concern in his case.
Trading d'Arnaud would make absolutely no sense. He's a solid long-term option for a team rebuilding and was one of the key components coming back in the R.A. Dickey trade. The mention of them trading him has to be the work of some beat writer trying to stir the pot because it would just be a bad baseball move in general. If the Mets were looking for a key component to help them make the playoffs this season, then maybe, but they're not, so the notion of dealing him is just silly.Analyst: Howard Bender
The home run was d'Arnaud's 12th of the year and fifth of the month. Despite being a good source of power from the catcher position of late d'Arnaud is hitting just .225 in the month of August and just .228 on the year.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
The .187 hitting Anthony Recker is getting the start in d'Arnaud's absence from the lineup.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba