Saturday, March 29, 2014
The Other Nix
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.
*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!