Re: Rolen out tonight w/ back issues....
With Heisey taking the role of the 4th OF solidly in his hands dropping Nix and promoting Francisco could be a good move. Probably will take another few weeks of Nix struggling and Cisco slugging though. Those last reserve guys always seem to have to get to the Mendoza line before management realizes they have better options elsewhere.
Actually, now that I think about it, with Volquez coming off the 60 day that may make sense roster-management wise as well. Of course they could take other routes (like putting Lincoln on the 60 day), but if Nix is still struggling at that point the thought has to go through Walt's mind.
"He looked like a surfer kid from SoCal," manager Dusty Baker says. "He didn't say much, but you could tell he was cool."