Monday, October 02, 2006
Trot does everything the right way:
“It’s a situation where I hope I have an opportunity to come back, I really do. I love this organization, I love the city, I love the people, and if it doesn’t work out, maybe there’s an opportunity later in my career in the next couple years where I can come back and be a part of this organization, if I’m not playing every day. Obviously, I’d love to play my entire career with one team.”
-TROT ON BOSTON
“Maybe (the fans) will pick up the paper and read how much it truly means to me, the eight years I’ve been here. There were a few times I struggled (keeping my emotions) because this is the only organization I’ve ever known. I didn’t want to break down, but I really do care about this organization, I really do care about this town. This town has been unbelievable for my family and I. I’m going to look forward to what the future has in store for me and my family. Obviously, if I’m not here next year, a lot of these guys I’ve played with are going to be on my mind. This is not going to be a situation where I hold any ill-will or upset with the organization because maybe they don’t want me. It’s professional sports. You’re going to have turnover.”
-Free Agent Trot Nixon
RED SOX HUB BUB:
When a free agent openly pines for returning, they knowingly give up leverage. Rather than taking advantage like a shark, the Sox need to reach out and get a fair deal done. Wily Mo Pena is a butcher in RF, and Manny's future is uncertain. Signing Nixon to a 1 to 2 year, fair-fair market deal makes sense for both sides.