Travis d'Arnaud Reveals Honest Thoughts About Mets' Cut Back in 2019

Adam Taylor McKillop
Travis d'Arnaud opened up honestly about his feelings when the New York Mets cut him back in 2019.
Travis d'Arnaud opened up honestly about his feelings when the New York Mets cut him back in 2019. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Just three short years into his career with the Atlanta Braves, Travis d'Arnaud earned his first-ever MLB All-Star appearance. This is fresh off his first-ever World Series title last October. Two things he never accomplished in seven years with the New York Mets.

d'Arnaud recently spoke with Jon Heyman of the New York Post about the end of his Mets' career, and revealed some honest thoughts on New York's decision to release him back in 2019.

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It seems as if d'Arnaud has made peace with the decision. The All-Star catcher was asked specifically if the Mets "messed up" by cutting him, and he responded simply, "they didn’t mess up. I was 1-for-23.”

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d'Arnaud is referring to the beginning of the 2019 season, where he actually went 2-for-23 to start the season. This slow start followed a 2018 campaign in which d'Arnaud managed only 16 plate appearances because of injury.

Mets fans know the story. The franchise designated d'Arnaud for assignment before he bounced around two teams, the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers. d'Arnaud eventually found a home in Atlanta and the rest is history.

It may still bother Mets fans to this day, but d'Arnaud simply wasn't the same player he is now. He's upped his batting average and on-base percentage by 20 points, and jumped his slugging percentage from .401 in New York to .455 with the Braves.

The Mets look to have the last laugh as they lead the NL East division by 2.5 games at the All-Star break. New York also holds +700 odds to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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