December 14, 2007 – Lipso Nava Talks December 14, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Nava Speaks: After a successful Atlantic League stint as a player and coach, Lipso Nava is moving on. The former Newark Bear, Camden Rivershark and Somerset Patriots has inked a deal to serve as hitting and first base coach for the San Francisco Giants Single-A club in Augusta.
I spoke with Lipso on Thursday and he said the offer came after someone came to Venezuela to see him.
“They heard I was in the Atlantic League with Wayne (Krenchicki) and they liked what they heard about me.”
While he doesn’t know who spoke to the Giants organization, he’s grateful for his time in the league.
“I thank the Atlantic League and John Brandt for being a classy guy. He’s the best. Also, Wayne Krenchicki, Victor Torres and (Steve) Foucault for giving me knowledge about the game and teaching me about work ethics.”
Nava says beginning his coaching career last season with the Bears made him look at the game from a different angle. It also taught him the ropes and a better understanding of players.
“It’s a humble experience. Hopefully I am on the right track to obtain my precious goal to make it to the show.”
He’s one step closer, that’s for sure.
Alfonzo Signs: The Texas Rangers signed former Long Island Ducks infielder Edgardo Alfonzo. Alfonzo was trying to get signed by the New York Mets, his former club, but that didn’t work out. I’m working to get in touch with him to talk about his new big-league deal. – Scott Stanchak