Originally Posted by dougdirt
When you say "got his chance" you mean he started one game every three or four days without any favor to playing to his offensive strengths, was basically blamed for Mat Latos sucking in April despite that he has always sucked in April and blamed for Chapman falling apart mid-season despite him being fine before that with Mesoraco catching him, right?
That wasn't a chance.
Mesoraco vanished in September for a different reason. It wasn't because of Navarro.
You have to earn more playing time. It can't be given to you at the cost of the team. And make no mistake, doug-- he cost his team games. No one here blamed him for anything, though it is interesting that you ignore Homer Bailey, pre-Hanigan and post-Hanigan in your assessment of his season.
He crapped the bed at the major league level. He'll be given another chance this year because he has a decent minor league pedigree. It's not the end of the world. It certainly didn't kill his chances to be a major league player. He's not been Petagine-ied.