Found February 27, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Adam Rubin of ESPN recently posted a quote from Terry Collins regarding young catching phenom Travis d’Arnaud. Here is the comment from Collins. “I told him, ‘Trav, I know you’re a tough guy. I know it’s baseball. But if you want to play for the next 15 years, the last thing we need is to have you re-injure your knee. Just get in front of that plate and let them have the plate. And if you receive the ball early, get yourself in a good position. But I’m not going to let you stick that left leg out there and have somebody who is just a reckless guy come charging in and have you shorten your career. I’m not going to allow that to happen right now.’ This comment by Collins struck me as odd, but I kind of understand it at the same time. The 24-year old backstop has a history of knee injuries, and when you think about what happened to Buster Posey back in 2011, you can kind of understand why the Mets might have some reservations with their prized prospect. Posey was lost for the season wi...
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