Jays' Arencibia needs to stop being so immature

Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia ripped team announcers Gregg Zaun and Dirk Hayhurst on Thursday....

Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia ripped team announcers Gregg Zaun and Dirk Hayhurst on Thursday. (REUTERS)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:01 PM ET

If nothing else, J.P. Arencibia keeps proving his immaturity.

The Blue Jays earnest and emotional 27-year-old catcher on Thursday morning appeared on Sportsnet The Fan 590 radio program and spent his segment blasting away at his two harshest on-air critics — Gregg Zaun and Dirk Hayhurst.

It was not the wisest move by Arencibia, who doesn’t understand that he will never win a pissing match with the media, even faux ones such as Zaun and Hayhurst who are both members of the Blue Jays alumni.

Let’s get this straight: The Jays entered the day at a critical point of their season, have lost two in a row to fall two games under .500 and face Justin Verlander in the finale of a four-game series against the Tigers. And the biggest issue on Arencibia’s mind is writing the wrong, silencing the critics?

He doesn’t understand that in doing so he looks like a player that withers under criticism, can’t stand the heat. It makes him look like a whiner, a crybaby.


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