With Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino brought in this offseason, Daniel Nava was an afterthought in the Red Sox outfield entering this year. He’s not an afterthought any more.
The versatile outfielder has been a revelation for Boston all season long, doing a little bit of everything and succeeding at it all. He’s a big reason why the Red Sox have enjoyed so much success to start this season — and is slowly but surely garnering himself some recognition for his stellar efforts.
While Nava isn’t listed on the All-Star ballot this season, his candidacy is slowly gaining steam around Red Sox Nation and the rest of the league. While it might be a long shot for Nava to get the call to Citi Field, that’s nothing that has ever stopped him before — so don’t expect it to slow him down this time, either.
NESN.com’s Ricky Doyle and Dan Duquette hopped on the podcast Thursday to break down Nava’s All-Star chances as the Sox head to Baltimore. They also touched on Jose Iglesias‘ success this year, the role John Farrell can play in helping Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz and much more.
Listen to the latest episode in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.