Jarred Cosart (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Jarred Cosart keeps talking smack

When the Astros traded Jarred Cosart to Miami at the trade deadline we lost one of our best pitchers and our top smack-talker. Or so we thought. After enjoying a tremendous amount of success in South Beach for the last 30 days, Cosart figured it was time to start bad-mouthing the organization that he used to call his own.

On the heels of seven shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Cosart had a few choice words about his former team.

Chip on the shoulder, obviously, I didn’t have a contract. I wasn’t a high-paid guy, and it’s kind of a slap in the face when you get traded from an organization that’s one of the worst organizations in baseball over the last three years. h/t Craig Davis, Sun Sentinel

The 24-year old righty from League City went on to say “no disrespect to the Astros, but hopefully one day I can make them get the bad end of that trade”.

Rarely at a loss for words, Cosart has backed it up with some solid pitching since landing in Miami. In five starts with the Marlins, Cosart is 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. His success could be partially attributed to cutting his walk rate in half (from 3.9 to 1.9 per 9 innings).

Small sample size? Yes.

Whether or not Cosart can continue to enjoy such a high level of success remains to be seen. But I’m willing to bet he will continue to produce plenty of notable quotes.

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