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.