Tuesday, December 4, 2012
JP Arencibia - GM gives vote of confidence
Double A was on the Fan590 to settle all the rumor talk that JP Arencibia may be moved to pull in another pitcher. Travis D'Arnaud is still considered the top prospect in the system, but will need time to recover from knee surgery. He will most likely start the season at Buffalo(New Triple A Team). John Buck has been told he will be the backup catcher this year and should play in about 40-50 games. Buck has excellent power but his average has been on the steady decline over the last few years. The vote of confidence was needed after Arencibia had been the focus of many rumors on Twitter. Given the recent acquisitions, one should feel confident that the Jays are going to need a stable backstop. JP has improved drastically behind the plate in the last two years plus. Breaking in a rookie catcher is not the way to build a winner. And as we all know, this team is built to win.