Navvy Looking Good
I spent the morning at Tropicana Field watching a group of Rays players working out, including Dioner Navarro. The Rays catcher looked trim and was in good spirits, which was nice to see since he’s coming off a bad year and it couldn’t have been a pleasant off-season for him since the Rays brought in Kelly Shoppach to compete for the job.
Navvy seems to be taking everything in stride and did not sound bitter in the least about what has transpired. If he can get back to his 2008 All-Star form and Shoppach can return to form as well, the Rays should have a nice tandem behind the plate in 2010. Rays fans can take heart that from all indications attitude will not be a problem for the 25-year-old backstop.