Re: Harness. Navarro?
posted at 5/30/2011 6:50 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Harness. Navarro?
[QUOTE]I hope so. I really think Navarro can fly under the radar of the press hyperbole with IGGY, who looks to have many a hole at the plate. Navarro looked short at the plate also last year, but it appeared more rookie nerves than anything else. I felt the article was more informative, supportive and introductory than a slam. If/when Navarro is called up, and if he acts a bit erratically on/off the field, I think it's best the fans know where it stems from. This kid hasn't had it easy. BTW: I've made several posts when the board was super up on IGGY saying Navarro may end up being the SS. You caught the one where I expressed concern about maturity issues. I never mentioned Navarro's personal stuff because of the very reason you mentioned. Posters can run with it in any direction. And I didn't recall the exact circumstances. Besides, UR initial posts/OP made it sound like a 5th degree - as to the credibility of the source. A simple "I missed that. Where do you get that from?"...would have sufficed.
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Why bring up "maturity issues" at all at this point when the article says he's doing better? The rap could stick with him. You say you want fans to know about Navarro's tough life in the event that he acts erratically in Boston. Why not wait for the IF to materialize before anticipating the need for justification?
Heck, even if he doesn't act out in any way, someone with your "acts as if he doesn't care" in mind might seize upon it to grumble about why he didn't get to a ground ball or pop up. Others take it up, and.... Why risk providing any kind of ammunition?
Benjamin put the story in the public prints. That seems to me enough for now -- unless there is something timely to extend or to underscore the continuing nature of the issue. A current incident, for example.
Your brief original post did not give the impression that you found the article
"supportive." Your post used, rather pointedly, the phrase "mental lapses" and referred to Navarro's physical skills, leaving the impression that the former could hinder his development. Why even speculate?
IMO, better not to stir this pot, even mildly, at the moment. Better to wait until two possible outcomes. One, maturity issues continue to hamper Navarro either in Pawtucket or in Boston. Two, more happily, a story about what he had to overcome -- but only after he makes it in Boston or elsewhere. That would be a real story with substance.