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Redsfan320
07-15-2010, 10:11 AM
Here's the story (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/07/a-look-at-the-path-from-indy-ball-to-the-majors.html)

And here's a short snippet:


Their conversation continues, and before long it turns to Daniel Nava, who is sitting nearby. You’ve heard of him by now. He’s the 27-year-old rookie who hit a grand slam on his first major league swing. The former indy leaguer who’s now hitting .300 at the highest level. Nava takes some good-natured ribbing from his teammates, because he doesn’t even have an agent. When the Red Sox signed him for $1 in 2008, he simply didn’t need one.

“There really wasn’t much to negotiate,” Nava told MLBTR. “It was just 'here - here’s the standard protocol for what you sign - here’s the contract.' So I was in no position to negotiate anything anyways ... I just took what was given to me.”

Pretty interesting stuff.

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Cedric
07-15-2010, 10:20 AM
Here's the story (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/07/a-look-at-the-path-from-indy-ball-to-the-majors.html)

And here's a short snippet:



Pretty interesting stuff.

320

That's a good story. Too bad he's a Red Sox.

blumj
07-15-2010, 11:05 AM
It's weird to think that there are kids out there who can really play, well enough to help major league teams, who still just get missed. And, even so, a kid like Nava maybe never gets a major league PA no matter how well he does in the minors if not for a perfect storm of injuries hitting simultaneously.

Brutus
07-15-2010, 11:12 AM
He's definitely the American dream. He's an inspiration to the philosophy that you should never give up on your dreams, goals, aspirations, etc.

Good to see such a story. He's becoming one of my absolute favorites. I know we like to root on the underdog, but in this case it's even more fun to do so.