Originally Posted by Kc61
Javy was a valuable player for the Reds at one point. He hit very well in 2005, for example. I know that's not the prevailing view around here.
But Javy's time with the club is over. I'm not advocating his return. Time to move on.
When I look at Jones' 2008 and spring 2009; and when I look at Nix's lifetime major league record; I am not convinced that the Reds have adequately filled the LH hitting spot for the bench.
I agree with most everything you just said. But just as Javy was a good hitter four years ago, so was Jacque Jones. Heck, those two haven't been effective hitters since Laynce Nix was in AA. I think you need to get past Nix's limited playing time in the majors and give his minor league track record a look. There is a reason the projection systems expect big things out of him in 2009...