Originally Posted by texasdave
How is a guy that is as crappy as Navarro a solid depth signing? Per Fangraphs he has been BELOW replacement level the past three seasons. I suppose lightning could always strike twice in the same place. I agree that if a catcher has to be brought up from AAA it should be Corky.
I still think it's solid depth. We're talking about our fourth string catcher here, so it's probably not worth arguing over. Maybe $800k is a bit much since he has been pretty bad for about 3 years now, but Navarro is only 28 and has significant big league experience (some of it very good). I think that's somewhat useful, especially since the Reds don't have anyone really close to being ready to catch major league pitching behind Corky.