J.P. Arencibia

Tampa Bay Rays #40 - Catcher

  • Born: 01/05/86
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 202
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

Saturday Bantering: Rumors


We are heading into a lockdown here in Alberta. The phrase “closing the barn door after the horse has bolted” keeps springing to mind. My provincial government keeps using the word ‘freedom’ when...

The season that was: Danny Jansen


A look at Danny’s 2020 season.

Today in Blue Jay History: Trade with the Marlins


Also Burnett opts out.

Today in Blue Jays History: J.P. Arencibia plays his first MLB game, homers twice


Ten Years Ago Today The Blue Jays beat the Rays 17-7. The Blue Jays hit 8 home runs in this game: 2 by Aaron Hill, 1 each from Adam Lind, Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista, and Lyle Overbay. And, of...

Happy Birthday Brett Cecil


Brett Cecil turns 34 today. Brett was a Blue Jays first-round pick in 2007 (38th overall), our second first-round pick. We got the pick for the loss of free agent Frank Catalanotto and would have...

Today in Jays history: Jays beat Orioles to win 11th straight


Seven Years Ago Today The Blue Jays beat the Orioles 13-5, picking up their 11th win in a row. That tied a team record (the did it in 1987 and 1998). Yes, it would be nice to talk about a game...

The weird brilliance of Chase Headley’s Yankees debut


Headley’s arrival provided a moment of joy in an otherwise boring season

Today in Jays history: Buehrle gives up 7 runs, but Jays win


Seven Years Ago Today Mark Buehrle gave up 7 runs in an inning against the Rays, but the Jays came back to win 8-7. I had been doing recaps of random Jays games (and likely will again if we are...

Happy Birthday Gregg Zaun, Greg Myers


Today is Gregg Zaun’s 49th birthday I have to separate Zaun the player from Zaun the analyst in my mind. I liked Zaun the player. Zaun the analyst I didn’t like. The former was a pretty good...

Today in Blue Jays History: J.P. Arencibia Hits Two Homers and a Triple


Nine Years Ago Today (time flies) Opening Day 2011 (remember when Opening Day meant baseball?). The Twins were in Toronto. The Jays won 13-3. J.P. Arencibia hit 2 home runs and a triple. He had 5...

Happy Birthday: Dustin McGowan and Dirk Hayhurst


Two of my favorites have birthdays today. Dustin McGowan turns 38 today. Dustin was a first round pick back in 2000, 33rd overall. Not our first first round pick, we had the number 18 pick that...

Monday Bantering: Tender deadline, today in 2013 history


A trip down memory lane to those halcyon days of 2013...some things are better left forgotten