Today the Phillies designated Laynce Nix for assignment opening a roster spot for Dom Brown who is returning from the disabled list. Nix who signed a $2.5 million two-year deal before the 2012 season hopefully has seen his last games in Philly pinstripes. Leaving the team with a .211 batting average, Nix epitomizes the failure of Ruben Amaro Jr. Yes injuries have played a big part in the failure that is the 2013 season, but Amaro cannot be ignored and Nix is a great example of poor moves.
As we well know Amaro passed on some very good talent last off-season and signed Ben Revere (who played well enough until injury) but he was basically it. Relying on John Mayberry Jr. and Nix who quickly played himself out of a platoon is a large contributing factor in the poor offense the Phillies have shown all season.
With the Phillies playing out the string we will be thankfully spared the Nix strikeout! We can only hope when the September call-ups come, that #19 (Luzinski should be puking) will remain in the minors never to show his face at The Bank again.Similar Posts:
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