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Travis d’Arnaud: ‘This is unacceptable’

Mets C Travis d’Arnaud was 0-for-3 and grounded into two double plays Friday against the Giants.

He has just three hits in the 28 plate appearances since returning from a concussion.

“I got to be better than this,” d’Arnaud told reporters after the game. “This is unacceptable to me.”

In 142 plate appearances this season, d’Arnaud is batting .180 with just six extra base hits.

“He’s a confident kid and he certainly believes he’s going to hit, because he always has,” Collins said after the game, again defending d’Arnaud. “But there are some things he has to do to be able to start hitting at this level.”

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

That quote from d’Arnaud is a red flag, as far as I’m concerned. That sounds like a kid who is overwhelmed, lacking confidence and pressing. He isn’t going to hit well with this state of mind. He either needs to get lucky on some balls, get his confidence going, or it may time for the Mets to consider sending him down to Triple-A to cleat his head and find himself again >> Read more.

 




362 comments
Richard Hayden
Richard Hayden

d'Arnaud was rushed into the big leagues, give him some time and he'll be okay. We can't expect him to be Piazza.

Russ Dahl
Russ Dahl

d'Arnaud is no Grote....yet.

Russ Dahl
Russ Dahl

d'Arnaud needs to step back and allow himself to be coached...he has potential, but he can work his way out of NYC quick...

cliffy44
cliffy44

Get rid of the ultra-pathetic and equally un-talented Travis d'Arnaud; and make Anthony Wrecker the regular catcher.
I'd trade d'Arnaud for a cotton candy and a hot dog vendor in Las Vegas.

Patrick Walsh
Patrick Walsh

Travis needs to stay patient with himself. He is doing remarkably well behind the plate, handling the staff very well, and right now there are plenty of other reasons why the offense is not doing well. If you were to rank the problems with the offense, Travis not hitting would be way down the list... I love the fact that he is willing to hold himself responsible for his own struggles, but I really hope that he also gives himself credit for the good things he is doing. With some time and as the rest of the offense improves, he will be fine.

A Pocono View_
A Pocono View_

it might be he was brought up a little too early. He's been injured past few yrs, both in minors, and majors.so, maybe send him down...?

dooley
dooley

Justin Morneau was never the same player after his concussion (although he missed significantly more time) and it is possible that d'Arnaud's injury history has transformed him into a different player than the one scouts saw. I really hope he can bounce back.

Justin Cosgrove
Justin Cosgrove

I don't hold Travis completely accountable for his start. We all couldn't wait for him to show up. MLB is the one major sport where all the hype in the world can deflate quickly. The fact is, this is an that is showing the world that it is arrogant and doesn't care about winning. That might fly in 80% of baseball markets, but NY should not be a one of them....ever. 

Lisa Falco
Lisa Falco

the WHOLE TEAM LEAVING TO MANNY RUNNERS ON BASE IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!! METS NEED CRASH COURSE ON BASICS & FUNDAMATIONAL BASEBALL!!! WE NED WALLY!!!

Lisa Falco
Lisa Falco

is he turning into another Bay????

Bill Hollis
Bill Hollis

Long as he knows,...and is aware that we're watching, and this is one of the BIGGEST media towns in the NL, and when you fail, we will be ON you.

Brian Moyer
Brian Moyer

Keep playing him-he's a good defensive catcher and if you look at Yadier Molina's first couple of years in the big leagues he struggled offensively-fans should be patient with him-he's a good ball player

Elías Rosa Rodríguez
Elías Rosa Rodríguez

the mets need to work on getting better development guys.they have the right players but its not like they want too.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Can't send d'Arnaud down to fix his swing - our minor league hitting instructor is with the big club.

Roger Welch
Roger Welch

Everyone heard how this kid could hit and not much about his defense..... He's got some obvious swing flaws that he's going to have to work through in the minors....

Juan Ortiz
Juan Ortiz

The problem is, we always get screw. Watch the Mets trade him & have a successful career somewhere else. He a dud for know but he will produce in the future. But not for us.

ShawnP
ShawnP

No worrys,Travis.Mediocrity is fully accepted around here.This whole organization is a pathetic disgrace!

atrain311
atrain311

I know I didn't read every post in this thread, but I'm surprised I haven't seen more people comment on the fact that the Matt wants to cleat TdA's head!

Harsh.

CocoaBeachnut
CocoaBeachnut

Give him until all-start break. At times he has been fooled at the plate but other times he has hit the ball on the button but right at someone. The nature of his outs (fly balls) is the litmus test. If he doesn't start showing solid improvement by the break, send him down to Wally. If Wally cures him, bring up both TDA and Wally.

Stephen Abitante
Stephen Abitante

looks like a big dud for that trade maybe time to cut the cord

Terrell Davis
Terrell Davis

Put Recker in everyday, send d'Arnaud down and fire Collins.

James Mojica
James Mojica

Listen, the time is now. We need to fire Terry Collins. I am truly tired of hearing Terry say his "We'll get em next time" and "Tomorrow's another day" speech. Let's be honest, Terry is a NICE guy and a terrible manager. His players are stuck in Terry's sad world of LoserDum, I know that's not a word but it should be. We Mets fan deserve better and a guy like Wally Backman would help instill some confidence in a confidence shot lineup. Fire Terry, Hire Wally! It's that simple. Terry teaches to lose and we need someone who is a proven winner as a Met in the dugout.

Jake Eden
Jake Eden

The problem is that the mets don't have another option to play catcher

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

Trade Wright to Boston for a package that includes Bogaerts and holt

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

Terry needs to stop batting him 8th where he is forced to work deep into counts and not be aggressive. You want him out of this slump bat him 2nd for a week and see what it does. It's what Davey Johnson would have done, and we have nothing to lose it seems.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Since d'Arnaud doesn't have an older catcher as mentor, one assumes that d'Arnaud is watching Posey closely during his stay in SF as well as his counterparts in other cities. Too bad the brain-dead who complain about vets taking away playing time from the youngsters can't see it that way.

metzsuc
metzsuc

not that he is Keith Hernandez, but didn't hernandez get sent to the minors after a bigger sample?

mi
mi

i agree fire terry, i dont know if wally is the guy tho

theglider
theglider

A proven winner? You mean a guy like Sandy Alderson, who's won six division titles and a World Series. That kind if winner?

dtlmetsfan
dtlmetsfan

My confidence in this team would improve 10 fold in an instant, if he was gone

TheJMan
TheJMan

@Victor Triguero


SA has tried... he's just failed miserably


see: CY, CG, BC


the problems run so much deeper than whether or not we get Drew or Morales, sadly


I have a feeling -- not going out on a limb here -- that Colon is going to get shelled tonight...  then the heat gets turned up a bit more



C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Zach Goeringer That would require imaginative thinking on TC's part.  I think you're asking a lil too much.  TC is very good at being what he is

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

POSEY didn't have an older catcher and he raked his first year and hasn't stopped...if you have talent there's no need for a mentor; problem here is that Travis true talents were exagerated by the team.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@mi Wally isn't the guy.  Valentine is the guy.  This team needs leadership from a manager who knows about winning; a manager who would not take orders from the GM.  I am a big fan of Wally's, but I view him as a powder keg waiting to blow, and I don't know if he can handle the NY media.

dtlmetsfan
dtlmetsfan

I'd go onto Mets.com and buy tickets for some game in August and might even go

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@Steven Matregrano @Zach Goeringer

1. Den Dekker CF

2. d'arnaud c

3. Murphy 2b

4 Wright 3b

5. GrandersonRF

6. Flores SS

7. Duda 1B

8. C Young LF 


We don't string hits together regardless.. Den Dekker has been leading off for a week and there was questions if he can even hit at the major league level. Its more important right now to get certain people going rather than constructing the most visually pleasing lineup. 

TheJMan
TheJMan

@Steven Matregrano @TheJMan


oh yeah.. CG has been playing better of late? he has not gotten an extra base hit since May 24th 

sorry dude.. singles don't cut it for our cleanup hitter making $60 million -- 2 HRs in a month? batting .215? how many Ks? yeah, bro.. he's great! 


he spent $87 million on what? so no, he's not done a good job -- compare that to SF's similar acquisitions -- Morse, Pence and Hudson 


you actually wrote this in defense of the job he's doing???


"John Buck had a spectacular first couple of months which helped his value."


Byrd was a great signing -- too bad he didn't go back to that well - and I don't think Colon signing was horrible -- just with the depth they had -- not sure I would have gone there--would have recognized a dire need at other positions -- I was against Granderson from day 1... made no sense -- other than, of course.. he's a class act!!! 


bottom line -- his bad decisions THUS FAR have far outweighed his good ones