I don't know if you've been paying attention or not, but if you have, you've noticed how terrible the two Cubs catchers are on defense. Dioner Navarro may be the worst defensive catcher I've ever seen. Welington Castillo isn't far behind.
I was curious how many times per game these guys have screwed up. Wild pitches, passed balls and errors seem to be the best...
Dioner Navarro blasted a three-run home run to cap a four-run 1st inning, and Jeff Samardzija and six relievers combined to throw a six hitter, as the Cubs edged the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in the Cubs 2013 Cactus League home opener before a sparse crowd (7,784) this afternoon at cool & blustery Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.
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Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro uttered these words last week in an interview: “I have a good history of going to bad teams and trying to turn them around a little bit.” Really, Dioner? And when might have you done that? Well, there was the 2008 season when, two seasons after joining the Tampa [...]
Neither of these players are very good so I'm not going to discuss them. Here are the 2013 Cubs projections for Steve Clevenger and Dioner Navarro.
The Chicago Cubs’ modus operandi in the early stages of free agency has been pretty clear: buy low on veteran players which, inevitably, they’ll hope to flip before next year’s trade deadline.
First, they inked right-hander — and 2012 Tommy John recipient — Scott Baker to a one-year, $5.5 million incentive-laden deal. Prior to the surgery, Baker was one of the more solid...
Mediocre catchers play forever. If you can squat behind the plate and block a few balls in the dirt and not totally embarrass yourself with your arm, somebody in Major League Baseball will employ you. Hitting is optional. Thus, catchers will bounce from organization to organization and play over a dozen seasons and like cats, live out nine lives as a baseball player. Dioner Navarro...
The Chicago Cubs formally announced a one-year deal with former All-Star catcher Dioner Navarro Friday.
Navarro's salary for next season is $1.75 million. He could earn another $250,000 in performance bonuses.
The 28-year-old has spent all or part of the last nine seasons in the major leagues, playing for the Yankees, Dodgers, Rays and Reds. Last year, he split the season between...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2012
The Chicago Cubs have signed catcher Dioner Navarro to a one-year, $1.75 million contract, according to CBSSports.com Navarro, 28, is a .245 career hitter in nine major-league seasons with 41 homers and 209 RBIs. He was selected to the 2008 All-Star Game as member of the Tampa Bay Rays. He is expected to compete for the starting catching job. The other catchers on the major league...
There are eight flat screen televisions hanging in the palatial and spacious Cincinnati Reds clubhouse, seven of them usually tuned in to baseball games or football games on Saturdays and Sundays.
The eighth TV is directly in front of catcher Dioner Navarro's locker and it is always tuned in to a soccer match from somewhere around the world.
And Navarro sits in front of his...
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With the only thing left to achieve in the regular season being the #1 seed, the Reds (94-62) looked to claim a series victory over the Brewers (80-76) in an afternoon affair, which also happened to be the last regular season home game of 2012. Don't worry though. There will be playoff baseball in the Queen City.