Probably not the smartest move to go after the best pitcher on your team. Especially when you’re the team’s catcher. Miguel Montero made some choice comments as it pertained to Chicago Cubs star pitcher Jake Arrieta and apparently the Cubs organization didn’t appreciate it. The Cubs catcher was pretty much immediately designated for assignment after blaming Arrieta for seven stolen bases during Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals. Let’s see what people are saying about Montero’s poor career choice.
Miguel Montero is being designated for assignment by the Cubs.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 28, 2017
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) June 28, 2017
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) June 28, 2017
*11:03pm* - Miguel Montero calls out Jake Arrieta
*12:25pm the next day* - Miguel Montero gets DFA'd
Life comes at you fast.
— 12up (@12upSport) June 28, 2017
— Brenden Schaeffer (@bschaeffer12) June 28, 2017
Miguel Montero after the #Cubs cut him: "People can’t handle the truth"
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) June 28, 2017
— Paul Kieffer (@Paul_Kieffer) June 28, 2017
0-31 in put outs, that's what did him in. https://t.co/cKG2yHvVDX
— Bill Walker (@FlashPack99) June 28, 2017
A lesson to young catchers....don't publicly say the pitchers (and staff ace) aren't doing their job. https://t.co/NdXDrOu80n
— Fantasy Shed (@FantasyShed_com) June 28, 2017
Bottom line on Montero: You can't say what he did, even if there was truth to his remarks. As Rizzo said - unprofessional.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 28, 2017
Pop time on Miguel Montero DFA, 12.6 hours
— Daren Willman (@darenw) June 28, 2017
Miguel Montero when asked why 7 people stole bases on him: pic.twitter.com/2nfFVrn4ZR
— Adam (@TroutPls) June 28, 2017
Yes in baseball people steal off of the pitcher. And yes 99.99999% of the time the pitcher is to blame for when someone steals a base. That's just common knowledge. But what also is common knowledge for a catcher is to never hang your pitcher out to dry like Montero did here. Especially when you're as expendable as Montero is here. Nothing good can come out of it. Tough life lesson for Montero to learn. But look on the bright side Montero. At least Joe Maddon had the decency to not do this to you.