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mole44
12-15-2008, 08:43 AM
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Posted by JohnFay at 12/15/2008 5:41 AM EST

The Reds signed Laynce Nix to a minor league contract. Or at least his agent e-mailed me and said they had. Nix, 28, has been hampered by injuries the last couple of the years. He played a total of 39 games in the big leagues the last four years.

He's a lifetime .235 hitter in the big leauges in 875 at-bats. He can play any of the three outfield positions.

berryluther
12-15-2008, 08:45 AM
At least its a minor league deal. Speaking of signing OF I woulod rather have Gathright over Taveras.

BUTLER REDSFAN
12-15-2008, 09:22 AM
uh...who???

Slyder
12-15-2008, 10:14 AM
Isnt that the guy who got beaned in the eye during the olympics or last WBC?

Anyways Dewayne Wise, AAA filler worst case scenario type.

WildcatFan
12-15-2008, 10:21 AM
Not bad. He had a decent start to his career and showed some pop. Low-risk signings like that are what create competition in spring training.

Griffey012
12-15-2008, 10:23 AM
How nice would a Ryan Ludwick like breakout season be?

Orenda
12-15-2008, 10:24 AM
Anybody see the stats that Victor Diaz is putting up in the dominican league? He had a good year in AAA and has a bit of pop from the right side. I'm not sure how his numbers are against lefties but he would be a guy I would like to see the reds give a minor league deal with an invite to ST.

TheBigLebowski
12-15-2008, 10:52 AM
Things are finally starting to take shape...

texasdave
12-15-2008, 11:52 AM
Signings like this are pointless to me. If Laynce Nix ends up getting ABs at the major league level the 2009 season is lost. Don't sign Nix or Taveras. Why? There is no future in either of these players. Pull someone already in the organization - such as Dorn or Stubbs or Henry or Cumberland - up in case of injuries etc. Nix Nix please and free Willy (Taveras) while you're at it, Walt. If either or both of these players are on the 25-man roster I can think of a Who song that would sum up that situation nicely. Meet the new boss; same as the old boss. Please let us not get fooled again.

WildcatFan
12-15-2008, 01:50 PM
Wow, that's quite an admonition for a minor league signing and a rumor of a possible future signing.

Emin3mShady07
12-15-2008, 01:54 PM
I think this is a "tip your paperboy" signing. The analogy is if you tip your paperboy a dollar or two a month he may do nothing and in this worst case scenario all you lose is a few bucks here and there. However, if the paperboy decides to take extra time out of his route to make sure he doesn't drop your paper in a puddle and take it all the way up to the doorstep it could turn out to be a few bucks well spent. Here Nix may do nothing and stay in the minors, but he could turn out to be a pleasant surprise and help the team, although I doubt it, but the chance is still there. The only thing that would worry me is the dust bag playing Nix even if he is doing crappy, but I think if he is doing bad he won't even smell the major league roster because his contract does not demand major league playing time

mole44
12-15-2008, 03:01 PM
My fearless prediction, Laynce Nix is on the opening day roster.

redsfandan
12-15-2008, 03:09 PM
My fearless prediction, Laynce Nix is on the opening day roster.

Now why'd ya have to say that??

redsfandan
12-15-2008, 08:40 PM
At least its a minor league deal. Speaking of signing OF I woulod rather have Gathright over Taveras.


Cubs To Sign Joey Gathright
By Tim Dierkes [December 15 at 7:20pm CST]
Word from WSCR 670 in Chicago is that the Cubs will sign outfielder Joey Gathright. We've heard the same from a source. Gathright, 28 in April, was non-tendered by the Royals on Friday.

Ghosts of 1990
12-16-2008, 07:22 PM
Reds fans, this coupled with the Hernandez and Arthur Rhodes deals; this was our huge offseason. This is my nightmare.

LouisvilleCARDS
12-16-2008, 08:33 PM
I have no problem with this, if he does indeed stay in the minors. But I recall Corey Patterson supposedly got a minor league deal too, look what happened with that.

mole44
12-16-2008, 10:25 PM
I have no problem with this, if he does indeed stay in the minors. But I recall Corey Patterson supposedly got a minor league deal too, look what happened with that.

Cpatt made like 2 mill last year. Thats one hell of a MLC, sign me up, I used to catch! (in little league, but still)

Captain Hook
12-16-2008, 10:45 PM
Corey Patterson made 3 million in 08.:thumbdown

CesarGeronimo
12-17-2008, 12:48 PM
Reds fans, this coupled with the Hernandez and Arthur Rhodes deals; this was our huge offseason. This is my nightmare.
Cheer up! They still may land Tavaras. :rolleyes:

texasdave
12-17-2008, 01:23 PM
If the Reds sign Tavares I hope they mean to sing The Star-Spangled Banner on Opening Day. Oh, heaven must be missing an angel..... You say Taveras, i say Tavares.

CesarGeronimo
12-17-2008, 02:38 PM
If the Reds sign Tavares I hope they mean to sing The Star-Spangled Banner on Opening Day. Oh, heaven must be missing an angel..... You say Taveras, i say Tavares.

It really is Willy Taveras. If there's some other guy named Taveres that they may sign, that's a relief.

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