Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Other Nix

Remember Laynce Nix?  Of course you do.  Well, the Phillies have now acquired his brother, Jayson Nix, from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.

The younger of the Brothers Nix, Jayson is a utility infielder of 6 years MLB experience with the Rockies, White Sox, Indians, Blue Jays, and Yankees.  His defense is well regarded and his bat is typical of a utility infielder (Career- .218/.647, 141 R, 126 RBI, 37 HR, 35 SB, 425 G).  He's got a little speed and can 2nd, 3rd, SS and outfield in a pinch.  Phillies needed someone capable of manning shortstop with Freddy Galvis recuperating from MRSA and Jimmy Rollins being old.  If he hits enough, he could stick around with Cesar Hernandez being demoted upon Galvis' return. 

Other Moves:
*Jeff Manship, Mario Hollands, and Tony Gwynn Jr. have all made the Opening Day roster.

*Reid Brignac and Shawn Camp have bee assigned to the Iron Pigs.

*Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has been placed on the 60-day DL.  I'm predicting a complete loss of the $12M invested in him over the next few years.

Side note- WSBGMs turned 8 years old yesterday and we're about to embark on our 9th season.  Go Phils!

5 comments:

Bob D said...

The Phillies have long been known to sign the wrong brother. So here we have a case of two wrong brothers.

Happy birthday WSBGMS

GM-Carson said...

Phillies re-signed Ronny Cedeno to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A.

SirAlden said...

Prediction 2014 Phillies

89-73

16 Wins better than last year.

Lee +2, Hamels +4, Burnett vs. Halladay +2, Bullpen +2.

Ruiz +1, Howard +2, Asche +1, Byrd +1, Revere +1.

Good Luck Phillies!

GM-Carson said...

76-86, and that's being generous.

C.M.R. said...

My predictions:

-During the May 16th game against the Reds, Ryne Sandberg asks Dominic Brown what "yolo" means. Brown only responds by facepalming. He then steps up to the plate and immediately swings and misses at 3 bad pitches
-Ryan Howard will throw up after eating some bad chicken bbq in St. Louis and that's pretty much the end of his season
-Phillies barely manage to win 70 games