Re: Cubs sign Navarro
Navarro struck me as a solid hitter, good enough to be on most teams' bench. I didn't get the impression that he was a particularly good defender or thrower.
I think the important take away here is that the Reds are not discouraged with Mes and expect him to be on the roster. They will likely pick up a veteran for AAA and possible major league fill in duty.
The Reds should and will give Mes more playing time next year. Hanigan is a terrific defender and gets on base well, but has very little power and has a limited offensive game.
IMO the Reds should go for it with Mes next year. Of course it is November so I reserve the right to change my view if Mes slumps early.