Sometimes, after players get traded from their old teams or depart via free agency, you learn how they really feel about their time with their old organizations. And when it comes to Isiah Kiner-Falefa, he wasn’t mincing words regarding the Texas Rangers.
In a surprising article in the New York Post about the meteoric rise of catcher Jose Trevino with the Yankees, Kiner-Falefa took some digs at his former employer, believing the Texas Rangers “shafted” Trevino for not giving him the chance that New York is right now.
Here’s the quote from IKF as written in the article:
"“He got shafted, pretty much, in Texas. For him to have this opportunity to do what he’s doing now, there was never a doubt for me thinking that he was gonna do this. It was more so questioning Texas’ decisions and what they were thinking, the whole process of signing those guys and bringing those guys in [ahead of Trevino] didn’t make any sense to me.”"
Isiah Kiner-Falefa took a shot at the Texas Rangers for not giving Jose Trevino an opportunity
Why don’t you let Jose speak for himself, Isiah? Sure, Kiner-Falefa has always felt like a player with something to prove, and he too was replaced in Texas by Corey Seager, but speak for yourself and not on behalf of your teammate.
From what we could remember, Trevino enjoyed his time with the Texas Rangers, developing goodwill in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for his philanthropy and his friendship with former battery mate Taylor Hearn. And while the Rangers bringing in Jonah Heim from Oakland prior to the 2021 season and then Mitch Garver this past February definitely had to sting for Trevino, let him express those sentiments rather than speaking on his behalf.
It’s also not as if Trevino was doing what’s he doing now in the Bronx with Texas. Otherwise, the Rangers never would’ve brought in Heim or Garver in the first place.
For the record, we’re so happy that Trevy is thriving as a Yankee, just like we’re happy that Jonah Heim is finding himself with the Texas Rangers. And we used to love Isiah Kiner-Falefa when he was wearing red, white and blue.
But now? Maybe not as much anymore.