The torch has been passed. The next era of great Mets catching is upon us. We got all three in trades. And both Carter and D'arnaud from Canadian teams.
When looking at past Mets golden ages, they've always had great catching. Carter in the 80's. Piazza in the late 90's. This trade will go down in history as one of the finest Mets transactions.
The catcher is the GENERAL of the entire team and we just picked up a great one. Kudos to Sandy for getting the job done.
Offensive stats aren't everything. There's a presence and a confidence about D'arnaud. He's got BALLS. That's what you want on a team. A gritty Backman type that's tough and isn't afraid of a fight. You want to go to war with those types. It isn't just about how many HR's a guy can put up.
These are warriors fighting other warriors on the other team. And you want guys who aren't shaky and who aren't feeble when they fight. Not everything comes down to stats. It's about the character of the team.
When you add strong characters and strong warriors, the stats come naturally because the team is dominating other teams as a unit.
I am just hoping he turns into a steady 260-270 type type hitter while averaging 15-20 HR a year in pitcher friendly citi.
I think with all the hype about this kid those numbers are realistic. But who knows, could be injury prone. I do think he does need a solid backup as a mentor to help him the first few years as well especially with all the young pitching...we need a veteran presence in there somewhere.