Originally Posted by Kc61
While I disagree rather totally with this overall approach to the Reds, agree that Navarro is a bit of a risk because historically he didn't hit that well.
He may just be the kind of player who learns to use the whole field later in his career. He looked good as a Red for a short period and as a Cub. And he does throw well.
The idea that these catchers, and Frazier, and Cozart, and Phillips will all hit sufficiently next year IMO is a dream.
I agree with the need to make some upgrades, but I think the team needs to get established upgrades and not roll the dice on part timers who may be exposed in a full time role. If the Reds want to sign a better catcher, IMO it's either Salty or McCann. I wouldn't mind bringing back Navarro as the second catcher if the team sees the opportunity to make Mes a big part of a package for a bat for elsewhere, but adding Navarro as the primary upgrade at the position is aiming too low IMO.