I honestly dont think any of us thought Navarro would have this kinda impact to start the season. Hes doing pretty darn good on both sides of the ball, even though hes sporting a .234 avg, hes still finding ways to get on base and gets the ball in play (sucks when its a dp). I dont mind the avg because he is doing just that, making contact with the baseball, not just striking out every at bat. Currently has 8 RBI and 4 Runs with get this.. 1SB! And guys, think, before we had JPA, we had John Buck, Bengie Molina, think we had the other molina, not sure.. but Toronto (in my opinion, in my Time of watching jays) has been a great place for a catcher to restart or excel (remember, before JPA, John Buck set the franchise mark of 20HR by a catcher) his career.
His relationship with the pitching staff is simply amazing, hell, if Navarro can guide McGowan to 7 innings, get Buerhle to a 0.86 ERA and a 3-0 record, Morrow looked pretty good last two starts, Hutch is starting to get it together and I believe we have like 3 shutouts so far this year?! You dont score the game winning TD without the great QB and you dont throw a shutout (team combined) without a great pitch caller as a catcher.
Simply put, im expecting Navarro to be a diamond in the rough for the franchise.