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07:12 AM ET 08.19 | Welcome to the big leagues, Travis d'Arnaud. The New York Mets plan to keep the rookie catcher and give him significant playing time even after John Buck returns from paternity leave, major league sources tell FOX Sports. D'Arnaud, 24, made his major league debut on Saturday, the same day the Mets placed Buck, their starting catcher, on the three-day paternity list. The team will need to decide between keeping d'Arnaud or Anthony Recker, its current backup, once Buck returns. The choice, however, already has been made, sources said. And the Mets will not keep a young player such as d'Arnaud in the majors simply to use him off the bench. D'Arnaud, a principal part of the Mets' return from the Toronto Blue Jays for right-hander R.A. Dickey last offseason, will be the primary catcher.

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August 19, 2013  07:47 AM ET

Now where have I seen this headline before ?

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August 19, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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Bust?

We will find out shortly!

August 19, 2013  12:19 PM ET

if the mets plans included their young prospect,
Then the mets need to allow d'Arnaud to learn the basics
as a catcher in the every day lineup :-) :-)

August 19, 2013  12:20 PM ET

the only way, d'Arnaud will learn to be a disciplined catcher,
give him the catching spot every day :-) :-)

August 19, 2013  12:23 PM ET
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Lets just hope his hitting is better than his catching ability

i would like this prospect to be a better catcher than a better hitter,
deffense is important as it is offense,except some catchers can do both,,,
should d'Arnaud be able to perform on top tune??
that's going to be a little hard at least in his first part time season,,,,

August 19, 2013  12:24 PM ET

So far...not so good. And,as usual, the Mets are groping in the dark. Where they have been for a long time...too long. But whatever the issue or player,the Mets are a badly managed team. The latest joke is Terry Collins comment that he knows more than the fans. I would love to have a one on one with him to find out what he knows about evaluating talent,and the science of baseball. And if I were Harvey, I would start searching for a way out of the very challenged Mets organization because he will never reach his star potential with it. Look what happened to Santana.The Mets have lived on hype for far too long. And they will continue to live on it as long as the fans keep buying tickets to watch less than professional baseball. And if you wonder why the Mets keep losing games they should win,just review their failures to get men in scoring position home with no outs. I can tell you for sure that the Mets would be 10 games over .500 right now if only Jimmy Leland was the manager.

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August 20, 2013  06:52 AM ET

That R.A. Dickey trade's looking great, Blue Jays!

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