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Navarro takes his mitt and goes home

Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:07 am
Edited on: October 7, 2010 10:26 am
Dioner Navarro
In a serious case of sour grapes, Tampa Bay catcher Dioner Navarro went home against the team's wishes after being told he wasn't going to be on the roster for the first round of the playoffs, according to the St. Petersburg Times. The Rays wanted Navarro to stay with the team and work out in case he's needed due to injury. Five other players not on the roster are with the team.

Navarro, an All-Star just two years ago, already appeared to be on the outs with the Rays after batting just .194 and spending much of the season at Triple-A. The Rays appear to be set at catcher with John Jaso and Kelly Shoppach.

But even if his Tampa Bay tenure is over, he wants to go out on that note rather than experience the playoffs with his teammates? Weak.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2010 5:39 pm

Navarro takes his mitt and goes home

some times a little humiliation will make you grow up or busti hope he grows up

Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2010 12:54 pm

Navarro takes his mitt and goes home

Who gives a rat's butt?  He stunk up the team all year and then acts like a crybaby?  Fine.  Go!  I don't want to watch players with his attitude play ball.  By the way, he's welcome to take B.J. Upton with him.  I think he was a cancer on the team.  As for Carlos Pena, $10 million bucks is a lot of dough for a man that doesn't even hit his weight.  There were a lot of guys on this team that let us down this year and it looks like their luck finally ran out.  Finally, for the comments by Price and Longoria regarding fan support, I backed them 100%.  But now after three straight full houses they have amassed a grand total of ONE RUN.  I could count all those runs on ONE FINGER.  I believe that would be the middle finger.  Sorry boys, I've been your fan for quite a while but I think your attitudes are being expressed on the playing field and your performance has been affected.  Good luck to any team willing to pay Carlos Pena $10 million for an average of a buck ninety-six.  Good luck to any team willing to allow a B.J. Upton to go Manny Ramirez on them.  If B.J. is here next year I won't bother going to the ballpark and I probably won't watch on the tube.  I've seen enough of the prima donna act.  Give me nine John Jaso's.  I'd rather watch a mid-level team with his heart than a 1st Place team with the heart of an Upton.   Nuff Said.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2010 12:56 am

Navarro takes his mitt and goes home

Who cares? Right now the Rays are down 0-2 after two of their stars bashed the fans in Tampa. Dioner will be a Marlin next season and probably will help them contend and improve that rotation's pitch selection. He might not be able to hit, but he can call a mean game.

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