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  • Nixon to Indians

    I just saw this:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2735974

    I've got mixed emotions about him leaving.

  • #2
    I wish we would resign Nixon for a year, and pass on Drew.

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    • #3
      Maybe when Drew breaks down -- sometime around Memorial Day, probably -- maybe we can work a trade and get Trot back again.

      (I know we won't, it's just a pipe dream, but man.... I'd so much rather have Trot than Drew!)
      --Annie
      Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none. -Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)
      Remember Yellowdog
      ABNY

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      • #4
        Drew hasn't even been signed yet, has he?

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        • #5
          I'm surprised there wasn't more interest around the league in Nixon. I think he'd be a good fit with a lot of teams.

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          • #6
            I hope he does well in that lineup. Except the games against us, of course. A fresh place for Nixon might be a good fit and the Indians seem like a pretty good team to be on, though that division looks tough.
            2008

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            • #7
              Way to ruin a friday.

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              • #8
                I mentioned this in the Indians forum - I don't quite understand this signing from the Indians perspective. Nixon is still a very useful player when healthy and he's young enough that he could still have some good years in him, and thus I think he'd be a good fit on a number of teams. But now the Indians will be going to camp with at least 4 LH hitters in their OF. It would have made more sense to sign a veteran RH hitter, but the Indians went as far in the opposite direction as they could because not only is Nixon another LF OF bat, but he's terrible at hitting LH pitchers.

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                • #9
                  Well, it's all over but the tears.

                  The awful news that's been looming for six months has finally arrived. Trot Nixon is no longer a member of the Boston Red Sox. Another one bites the dust.

                  Ownership has failed Trot and failed the Nation. Come to think of it, the fans have failed Trot as well. I was astounded and ashamed that there wasn't more of a hue and cry about Theo and Co.'s abandonment of him since it became evident last season that they would let him go or when he wasn't offered arbitration. This is the one guy who was truly the heart and soul of the ball club, a career-long Boston product... until now.

                  He played with grit and honor and he cared about the team. He never drew undue attention to himself, he supported teammates and they supported him. He played clean but his uniform got dirty. He was the exemplar of a Dirt Dog. He got ejected from a game for grousing at the ump while on the disabled list.

                  Sure, he should have flown to spring training in '04 instead of driving his truck and wrenching his back upon arrival and missing half the season. Sure, he was on the DL too much the last few years. But unlike bigger names that pretty likely feigned injury because they lost interest at the end of last year, Trot would have played if he could have.

                  And even in partial seasons, he produced when he was on the field. But more importantly, he played the right way, he upheld the standards of the team, he was a link to the past, he was a character, he was a fan favorite... and now he's gone.

                  Let's see how many games JD Drew actually plays over the next few years and see if his eventual contract fee will be worth his performance.

                  Trot Nixon is a guy who should have been a lifelong Red Sox, he should have moved directly to the coaching staff upon retirement and someday should have managed the Olde Towne Team.

                  When will this ownership and this general manager learn that players are not just interchangeable parts to be plugged into a machine that will then spit out success? Fans follow a team because they get attached to the players and those players play and fight the good fight on behalf of us.

                  One of the best has left the building. And we're all less because of it. -- Mark Huntley, Red Sox Nation In NYC

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                  • #10
                    Fellows, you might want to remember that it takes two to sign a contract. Unless they Red Sox made no offer at all, it means Nixon had to reject it to no longer be a member of the Red Sox.
                    Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KCGHOST
                      Fellows, you might want to remember that it takes two to sign a contract. Unless they Red Sox made no offer at all, it means Nixon had to reject it to no longer be a member of the Red Sox.
                      The Red Sox, in fact, made no offer whatsoever. The didnt offer him arbitration.

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                      • #12
                        Nixon's still a useful player and I'd say he still has the potential to bounce back and put up some good numbers, but it made sense for the Sox to let him go, IMO. He's frequently injured, his played has declined during the last three years, particularly his power, he doesn't really help on the bases, he's going to be 33, and he's pretty useless against lefties. Even if the team doesn't sign Drew, the team would probably be better off giving Pena a shot to be the fulltime RFer. The Yankees are going through the same thing with Bernie Williams. It's tough for us fans to swallow, but at some point the team just has to move on and do what it needs to do to make itself stronger. The Red Sox are likely stronger without Trot Nixon, just as the Yankees are sadly likely stronger without Bernie Williams (of course, in both situations, it depends on how the teams replace the player - in the Yankees case, it's looking like Miguel Cairo will be taking the last spot, so in that case, I'd much rather have Bernie).
                        Last edited by DoubleX; 01-19-2007, 02:53 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DoubleX
                          Nixon's still a useful player and I'd say he still has the potential to bounce back and put up some good numbers, but it made sense for the Sox to let him go, IMO. He's frequently injured, his played has declined during the last three years, particularly his power, he doesn't really help on the bases, he's going to be 33, and he's pretty useless against lefties. Even if the team doesn't sign Drew, the team would probably be better off giving Pena a shot to be the fulltime RFer. The Yankees are going through the same thing with Bernie Williams. It's tough for us fans to swallow, but at some point the team just has to move on and do what it needs to do to make itself stronger. The Red Sox are likely stronger without Trot Nixon, just as the Yankees are sadly likely stronger without Bernie Williams (of course, in both situations, it depends on how the teams replace the player - in the Yankees case, it's looking like Miguel Cairo will be taking the last spot, so in that case, I'd much rather have Bernie).
                          I realize all this... but sometimes it's not just about it making sense in that type of way, as said in the letter above. It made me realize why people wanted to bring Bernie back. It's more than just baseball, sometimes. :o

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EvanAparra
                            Well, it's all over but the tears.

                            The awful news that's been looming for six months has finally arrived. Trot Nixon is no longer a member of the Boston Red Sox. Another one bites the dust.

                            Ownership has failed Trot and failed the Nation. Come to think of it, the fans have failed Trot as well. I was astounded and ashamed that there wasn't more of a hue and cry about Theo and Co.'s abandonment of him since it became evident last season that they would let him go or when he wasn't offered arbitration. This is the one guy who was truly the heart and soul of the ball club, a career-long Boston product... until now.

                            He played with grit and honor and he cared about the team. He never drew undue attention to himself, he supported teammates and they supported him. He played clean but his uniform got dirty. He was the exemplar of a Dirt Dog. He got ejected from a game for grousing at the ump while on the disabled list.

                            Sure, he should have flown to spring training in '04 instead of driving his truck and wrenching his back upon arrival and missing half the season. Sure, he was on the DL too much the last few years. But unlike bigger names that pretty likely feigned injury because they lost interest at the end of last year, Trot would have played if he could have.

                            And even in partial seasons, he produced when he was on the field. But more importantly, he played the right way, he upheld the standards of the team, he was a link to the past, he was a character, he was a fan favorite... and now he's gone.

                            Let's see how many games JD Drew actually plays over the next few years and see if his eventual contract fee will be worth his performance.

                            Trot Nixon is a guy who should have been a lifelong Red Sox, he should have moved directly to the coaching staff upon retirement and someday should have managed the Olde Towne Team.

                            When will this ownership and this general manager learn that players are not just interchangeable parts to be plugged into a machine that will then spit out success? Fans follow a team because they get attached to the players and those players play and fight the good fight on behalf of us.

                            One of the best has left the building. And we're all less because of it. -- Mark Huntley, Red Sox Nation In NYC
                            Trot will always be one of us. No matter what uniform he wears, he's always one of us.

                            I can't wait to hear the ovation when he comes back to town with the Indians.
                            --Annie
                            Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none. -Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)
                            Remember Yellowdog
                            ABNY

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by EvanAparra
                              The Red Sox, in fact, made no offer whatsoever. The didnt offer him arbitration.
                              It doesn't make sense that he wouldn't be offered arbitration. Nixon, along with Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield seemed to me to be at the heart of the Sox.
                              Like Maple Syrup, Canada's evil oozes over the United States.

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