Philadelphia Phillies (MLB): 2013 Regular Season
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04-05-2013, 09:20 PM
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Location: Norristown, PA
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He's a pretty solid 4th OF against righties. He's by no means a starter, but he hits righties pretty well for a bench guy. The Phillies need to sure up the other corner of the outfield. I don't think Nix or Mayberry (or the platoon) is the answer, and I don't think the team does either. But even after they find a solution, I would keep Nix as a bench guy.
Nix is actually pretty mediocre even as a platoon guy. He's got a career .744 OPS against righties with a terrible .297 OBP. Even in 2011, which was basically the year that made the Phils want him, he had a .306 OBP against them. Schierholtz is a better player offensively and defensively.
I don't mind Charlie going to Horst, but he shouldn't have started the following inning. And having Durbin come in when he did was just dumb. We have better options.
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