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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mets prospect Travis d’Arnaud has fracture in left foot

Jeez…Travis Bickle spent more time playing a Sport than Travis d’Arnaud.

Mets prospect Travis d’Arnaud has a non-displaced fracture in the first metatarsal of his left foot and is currently in a walking boot, Mets reporters (including Marc Carig) were told Thursday in Colorado. The highly-touted catcher is heading back to New York to be further examined.

D’Arnaud, 24, missed the last few months of the season with a torn PCL in his knee last season, holding him to only 67 games.

In those 67 games, however, d’Arnaud showed what he could do with the bat, hitting .333/.380/.595 with 16 homers, 52 RBI and 21 doubles for Las Vegas.

D’Arnaud was traded to the Mets from the Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey trade this past offseason. Coincidentally, he’s back in Las Vegas, though, as that is now the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate. In 12 games for Vegas this year, d’Arnaud is hitting .250/.429/.472 with a homer and eight RBI.

Repoz Posted: April 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. geonose Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:28 PM (#4418053)
In other news, the sky is blue.
   2. Lassus Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:33 PM (#4418067)
For pete's sake.
   3. Swedish Chef Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:37 PM (#4418071)
hitting .333/.380/.595 with 16 homers, 52 RBI and 21 doubles for Las Vegas.

Isn't that like 95 OPS+ in Las Vegas?
   4. valuearbitrageur Posted: April 18, 2013 at 01:44 PM (#4418079)
Well, the Blue Jays clearly won that trade.
   5. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:01 PM (#4418107)
I like the intro, Repoz. Harvey Keitel's Sport is one of the creepiest characters on film.
   6. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:20 PM (#4418136)
It's OK, we have John Buck.
   7. bigglou115 Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:27 PM (#4418144)
OK, I'm a Braves fan and carry a strong dislike of the Mets, but this is getting sad. Maybe they need to make some sort of ritual sacrifice or something, because I can't remember a team being this consistently bitten by the luck dragon for this long a period of time. It's like whatever divine being you choose not only doesn't want the Mets to be good, he doesn't want them to be average.
   8. zack Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:30 PM (#4418152)
Have the Mets been unlucky? 90% of their misfortune has been created by horrible decision making. Maybe more.
   9. Lassus Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:31 PM (#4418155)
We seem to have let Reyes walk at the right time.
   10. Greg K Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:34 PM (#4418158)
Also worth noting that D'Arnaud was injury-prone before the Mets got their hands on him.
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:34 PM (#4418159)
I guess you're right, since 90% of their misfortune has been created by the one horrible decision to trust Bernie Madoff.
   12. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:35 PM (#4418160)
8. This was a foul ball off the foot, though, zack. More of a freak thing, really, IMHO.
   13. bigglou115 Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:41 PM (#4418173)
Have the Mets been unlucky? 90% of their misfortune has been created by horrible decision making. Maybe more.


Fair enough. I guess I really meant more from a fans perspective. A Mets fan would be unlucky, even if the Mets's problems themselves were all self wrought.
   14. zack Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:42 PM (#4418176)
That I can agree with. But the alternative was being a Yankee fan.
   15. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:50 PM (#4418192)
With the Mets medical staff I expect an amputation is imminent. 50/50 that they perform, the op in on the right foot though.
   16. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: April 18, 2013 at 02:51 PM (#4418194)
That I can agree with. But the alternative was being a Yankee fan.

The Mets may crush your soul, but at least you still have one.
   17. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: April 18, 2013 at 07:28 PM (#4418548)
The Mets are unlucky because they're the Mets because they're unlucky.
   18. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: April 18, 2013 at 07:41 PM (#4418564)
50/50 that they perform, the op in on the right foot though.

"What do you mean the red sock meant don't cut? That's not what we talked about!"
   19. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: April 18, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4418596)

Also worth noting that D'Arnaud was injury-prone before the Mets got their hands on him.

Part of why he was available, of course. If he'd been playing 150 games a year his upside would be perennial All-Star. He probably wouldn't have been available in trade, and Snydergaard certainly wouldn't have come with him.

Well, in a weird way, this may benefit the Mets. They weren't bringing him up soon, anyway, and if he misses the season they'll just start his clock well into 2014. Since it looks like the Wilpons will hang on for at least another year, pushing the team's window back a year isn't a bad thing.

And WTF does Dragon NaturallySpeaking force you to install large files on your C: drive? Idiots.

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