Miguel Montero couldn't throw anybody out, but he could throw a teammate under the bus.
So the Chicago Cubs threw him off the team.
Montero yapped his way off the defending World Series champions Wednesday. About 13 hours earlier, the two-time All-Star catcher blamed star pitcher Jake Arrieta for letting the Washington Nationals steal a franchise-high seven bases.
"When you point fingers, you're labeling yourself as a selfish player," Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo told ESPN 1000 in Chicago. "We have another catcher that throws everyone out."
Thing is, Montero has thrown out one of 32 runners all year (the league average in nabbing thieves is 28 percent) and is getting paid $14 million.
Imagine not being able to keep your mouth shut and enjoy getting paid that kind of coin to play for one of the most notable teams in baseball history.
"Sometimes, people can't handle the truth," Montero said. "That's my biggest issue. I'm just straightforward, man, a straight shooter. I'm not going to say you're pretty when you're ugly."
That's right, Miguel. And sometimes, the truth hurts ... your employment status.