In the wake of the Shi Davidi’s three-part series on Travis Snider’s time with the Toronto Blue Jays, the young grilled meat enthusiast demonstrated one of the reasons the Jays might regret dealing him for Brad Lincoln.
Tao of Stieb probably summed the event up best in this tweet:
Travis Snider was able to get up for that catch because of all the baggage he unloaded in Shi Davidi’s piece.
— Tao of Stieb (@TaoofStieb) September 27, 2012
Even if the Jays manage to win the Snider trade, there is no denying after watching that catch that Snider still has the tools to be an above-average MLB regular. His defence has improved leaps and bounds from his debut at 20 years old when he was expected to hit his way into the Majors.
After reading Davidi’s pieces, I became more forgiving of AA’s decision to move Snider and this catch has not shattered my trust in the least.