Blue Jays' J.P. Arencibia can say what he wants if he plays better

Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia announced he quit Twitter on Tuesday. (Reuters)

Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia announced he quit Twitter on Tuesday. (Reuters)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:31 PM ET

TORONTO - A few minutes before the Blue Jays held a players-only meeting inside the clubhouse at the Rogers Centre, catcher J.P. Arencibia announced to about 10 teammates that he was signing off Twitter.

To which he received a standing ovation.

A reaction he probably wasn’t expecting. And perhaps didn’t appreciate.

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the struggling Arencibia. Two weeks ago, he went public with complaints, some via Twitter, about how broadcasters (and former Jays) Gregg Zaun and Dirk Hayhurst were too critical of his game. But just when it seemed that the issue was water under the bridge, Arencibia said on MLB Network Radio on Friday that certain broadcasters in Toronto were (still) being too critical of the team, including “people we employ,” and then admitted he went to Jays president Paul Beeston with his beefs. Running to the boss to whine about someone else is never a good thing.


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