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Report: Blue Jays Trade J.P. Arencibia to Phillies?


A report out of Philadelphia claims that the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies are closing in on a trade involving catcher J.P. Arencibia.

A source tells our Anthony Gargano that the Phillies and Blue Jays are close to a deal that sends catcher J.P. Arancibia to the Phillies.

— Sportsradio 94 WIP (@SportsradioWlP) November 13, 2013

The rumour needs to be taken with a grain of salt considering it is indeed the same radio station from which the Dom Brown – Jose Bautista rumours originated, but it should be noted that Ruben Amaro is the GM of the Phillies and J.P. Arencibia fancies himslef a “run producer” which is something that Amaro always seems to covet.

Arencibia has fallen out of favour with the Blue Jays following a season in which he struggled mightily, and was involved in a short feud with Blue Jays analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Greg Zaun. An abysmal bat combined with below average defense and off field distractions is not a combination the Blue Jays are looking to move forward with.

If Arencibia is traded, the Jays will be looking to upgrade at catcher through free agency, or possibly through another trade with a team such as the Angels who are looking to move one of their catchers in Chris Ianetta.

All of this being said, this could be yet another false flag, so ya know, don’t get too excited about J.P. shipping out of town quite yet.

UPDATE

The above Tweet has since been deleted, and can probably be thrown into the garbage rumour bin. It was a fun 11 minutes while it lasted.

UPDATED AGAIN

The Tweet was allegedly from a fake account, run by this dude

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  • Justin Jay

    The dude linked to it has quite the following… weird.

  • RyanMueller

    Love these false rumors. Travis you are very right about last off season spoiling casual Jays fans, they now expect to be able to make mega deals and change the face of the franchise all over again. Poor JPA, I hope that he comes back in 14 and sticks it to Zuan and Hayhurst.

  • whomp

    fallen out of favour*

    • Travis Bateman

      Well maybe they just don’t like the taste of him?