Phillies Acquire Infielder Jayson Nix from the Rays
The Phillies have acquired infielder Jayson Nix from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.
Nix, 31, is a hybrid of Jayson Werth and Laynce Nix who last played for the Yankees’ AAA affiliate on the Island of Dr. Moreau. Not really, because even though he actually is Laynce’s brother, he’d probably be able to hit if he were a mix between those two. Which he can’t, really. His career OBP is .290. If Jimmy Rollins is sent to an oubliette before Freddy Galvis recovers from his flesh-eating bacteria episode, Nix will probably play shortstop. I get why moves like this are necessary–someone’s got to be the backup shortstop, after all–but if you want to know why I can’t write more than 100 words about baseball without making grandiose statements about the senselessness of human existence and the inexorable march of time, it’s because of shit like this.
Here’s a video of Boston’s “Peace of Mind” in 8-bit, which is not only more interesting than Jayson Nix, it will also have a larger positive impact on the Phillies in 2014.