Re: Reds sign Dioner Navarro
Originally Posted by texasdave
Since, one would assume, Corky Miller is going to be the first catcher recalled if something happens to either Hanigan or Mesoraco; then, essentially, Dioner Navarro becomes Corky's backup. And paying 800K to backup Miller seems excessive for a small-market team. While looking into Navarro's defensive abilities I ran across this article. Not very encouraging.
Here are a couple of the lowlights. The link follows.
Here is another article from the LA Times.
And maybe he gets paid 800K to backup Corky Miller down on the farm.
Seems as if you are gonna sign a catcher to provide AAA depth you would want one with a good attitude and a strong work ethic.
Ugh, that is concerning, but this article could have been used for Ramon when we tradedd for him-he was becoming known for bad work ethic and lazy play in Balti but had a renewel when he got here-lets hope this is true inthis case as well.
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