Friday, December 9, 2011

2012 Chachi Transactions #4 Laynce Nix

The Phillies have officially signed outfielder Laynce Nix to a two-year deal, slightly baffling Phillies fans across the nation.  As David Murphy points out in this High Cheese blog entry from earlier this week, last year's regular left fielder Raul Ibanez, who by all accounts had an off-year in 2011, still had a better year than Nix's average career numbers:

Ibanez in 2011: .245 batting average, .289 on base percentage, .419 slugging percentage, 106 strikeouts, 20 home runs.

Nix in his career: .244 batting average, .288 on base percentage, .430 slugging percentage, and an average of 120 strikeouts and 17 home runs per 162 games played.

Murphy does a great job at trying to figure out just where Nix fits with the 2012 Phillies.  His conclusion - Look for Nix to supplement Ty Wigginton at first while Ryan Howard recovers from his ruptured Achilles' tendon.  Nix will also serve as a second left-handed bat off the bench behind Jim Thome and he could occasionally spell John Mayberry, Jr. in left.

Moving On
Dane Sardinha (10-11) 10/10/11 - Filed for free agency
Brandon Moss (11) 10/17/11 - Outrighted to Lehigh Valley and filed for free agency (Signed with the Oakland A's organization)
Brad Lidge (08-11) 10/24/11 - Team option declined
Roy Oswalt (10-11) 10/24/11 - Team option declined
Ross Gload (10-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Raul Ibanez (09-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Ryan Madson (03-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Jimmy Rollins (00-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Juan Perez (11) 11/2/11 - Became a minor league free agent
Scott Mathieson (06, 10-11) 11/29/11 - Released

Coming Back
Pete Orr (11) 11/3/11 - Re-signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent with an invitation to Spring Training
Brian Schneider (10-11) 11/17/11 - Re-signed by the Phillies to a one-year contract

New Additions
Jim Thome (03-05) 11/5/11 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Cleveland Indians
Jonathan Papelbon 11/14/11 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Boston Red Sox
Ty Wigginton 11/20/11 - Acquired with cash from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash
Laynce Nix 12/8/11 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Washington Nationals

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