posted at 7/3/2011 2:33 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Navarro
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Navarro : Mainly, Navarro should not spend too much time on the bench . He probably has better basic tools than Scutaro and Lowrie. Maybe he can spell one of them and Youkilis now and then to get his PA's. He could be the SS in waiting if Iglesias doesn't make it. If for some reason, the Sox and Ortiz don't come to terms, he could be slotted at third, with Youkilis moving to DH. I think that this kid should be handled with care.
Posted by expitch[/QUOTE]
I like UR optimism, my friend. And UR point
I don't like to look too far ahead. That's how I lose my way.
He'll be eased in with CC/Lowrie on the DL. Maybe short-term platoon w/Sutton for part time. But he won't see many at bats until he is either chosen over Mac to platoon with Drew, or Scut goes down, which is always very possible.
I'm sure the team wants to see what they have in this kid. He's off to a nice start.
He's gonna have to pull a Reddick
to avoid a demotion by the AS break.
All's he has to do this time up is show Tito he is reliable in the field and not an offensive liability. If he's sent down once CC/Lowrie returns, he'll be back as others go down/DL.
I just want to see him as SS. I recall from 2010 he has good range and a very strong arm. At first glance, he looks to have added some bulk. If so, it may slow him up in the field. But if the team is projecting him for outfield or jack-of-all-positions, he'll have to hit some.
Man, that dinger must have felt good.