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Posted at 3:31 PM ET, 02/ 3/2011

Nationals agree to terms with Laynce Nix

By Washington Post editors

The Nationals have agreed to terms with outfielder Laynce Nix on a minor-league contract that includes a spring training invitation.

From the news release:

The left-handed hitting Nix earned his first post-season experience with Cincinnati in 2010, after batting .291 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 97 games with the Reds during the regular season. Nix posted 37 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 64 RBI in 213 contests with Cincinnati the last two seasons (2009-10).
Nix, 30, has 48 homers and 182 RBI in 483 career games during eight seasons with Texas, Milwaukee and Cincinnati.

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2011; 3:31 PM ET
 
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Uh, Nyger! Wake up, buddy. Somethings going on. This Rizzo guy keeps signing people who kinda/sorta could fill in in CF. You sure they told you it's your job forever and ever?

Posted by: advocate2 | February 3, 2011 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Good. Keep it up. I would take a scarecrow in center field over Mr. Nyjer (Time To Throw A Temper Tantrum--- or--- Never Missed a Base He Couldn't be Picked Off Of) Morgan.

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | February 3, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Yeh this looks like were stocking up on the position in case someone throws a temper tantrum, instead of the baseball.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 3, 2011 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Sometimes a new player on a team needs to buy his uniform number off another player who was already using it. But in this case Cla Meredith needs to buy the superfluous Y from Laynce Nix.

Posted by: FeelWood | February 3, 2011 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Although they can sign 100 of these guys, none of em are gonna make a difference or even make the team. This guy hasn't played a full season since-- well never. Last year was one of his better seasons and he only played in 97 games. But if it kick starts you know who into gear and finally wakes her up, well good.

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | February 3, 2011 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Yet another "hired-gun" to help lead the Natinals to 5th, maybe 4th place in the NL East.

Typical move by an already desperate franchise.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 3, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Nix was very good in spots last year... only had 165 ABs, but he had a 116 OPS+

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | February 3, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

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That's just backward thinking, Poop!

Posted by: KilgoreQTrout | February 3, 2011 4:42 PM | Report abuse

That's Feelwood. Putting one event into context with another event. And we're all better for it.
*****
Sometimes a new player on a team needs to buy his uniform number off another player who was already using it. But in this case Cla Meredith needs to buy the superfluous Y from Laynce Nix.

Posted by: FeelWood
*****

Posted by: Sunderland | February 3, 2011 4:53 PM | Report abuse

@ Feelwood

That was awesome. I was trying to figure out Rizzos thinking behind some of hismoves. Now it makes sense. He wants the players to complete each other. Nice

Posted by: jmurray019 | February 3, 2011 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Just another example of Bowden hiring ex-Reds .... oh wait, nevermind.

Posted by: natbiscuits | February 3, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

FeelWood and KilgoreQTrout in mid-season form. Well done.

Posted by: baltova1 | February 3, 2011 5:31 PM | Report abuse

When I first saw the scrawl I thought the Nationals had acquired a 'lynx' and wondered if there was a cheetah out there to steal some bases.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | February 3, 2011 6:35 PM | Report abuse

MLB Network just showed Harper taking batting practice - get this -
WITH A 37 INCH, 48 OUNCE BAT!!!!!!!!!! AND HE'S WHIPPIN IT THROUGH THE ZONE BAYBEEE! - then they show a picture of Bam Bam with Bryce's head, then they start making all those tazmanian devil sound effects and show him swinging some more. Then Harold Reynolds pulls out this 9 foot bat and everybody cracks up.

GET. OFF. PUT HIM IN THE LINEUP PANTS YOU DINGBAT

Posted by: Brue | February 3, 2011 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Btw, I dig you Hazel Mae 'We have footage of Bryce Harper that you have to see to believe, the Nationals phenom swings a big stick - literally!' YEAH BAYBEE SHOUT IT OUT HAZEL

Posted by: Brue | February 3, 2011 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Yet another "hired-gun" to help lead the Natinals to 5th, maybe 4th place in the NL East.

Typical move by an already desperate franchise.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 3, 2011 4:26 PM
__________________

Possible 4th place! Wow! MCPOOP is beginning to like the Nationals! Baltimore on the otherhand will be in dead last again. And won't break their 13 year loosing season streak. etc. etc.
Come on over POOPY. The future is brighter here.

Posted by: brianbu | February 3, 2011 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Jeez - Brue is in full frenzy mode over Harper's Batting Practice bat on this string, and OFT (our favorite troll) has already dropped one on the Nieto suspension... Where to go, what to do?

Brue - You should know this as well as anyone on this blog; Players swing an oversized, over-weighted bat in BP when you're working on bat-speed through the hitting zone. It's the same reason players use lead donuts in the on-deck circle.
Harper is building his hitting the 'right way', but still hasn't done it against professional live arms in game conditions, save for the AFL. Take a step back & calm down a little - At this point in his development, he's possibly Adam Dunn with better footspeed.

Posted by: BinM | February 3, 2011 7:44 PM | Report abuse

>>Take a step back & calm down a little - At this point in his development, he's possibly Adam Dunn with better footspeed.

Posted by: BinM

Turn it on they're getting ready to show it again it's cartooonish!

Posted by: Brue | February 3, 2011 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Typical Brue has yo find something
wrong with Pants.

Dude do you think Harper could hit over
.400 at age 22?

Wel the last guy that did demolished AA
at age 19 robotics he was ready. Why
not let the kid show what he can do there
first. You've already seen how much skipping
the minors helped Maxwell.

Let player development di their job stop
trying to move Harper into the HOF before
he has even played a game.

Posted by: periculum | February 3, 2011 8:17 PM | Report abuse

>Let player development di their job stop
trying to move Harper into the HOF before
he has even played a game.

Posted by: periculum

Wtf do you know about player development? You need to spend more time listening, boy. I stand corrected, it was a 47 ouncer he was casually whipping through the zone. Like you've never seen.

Posted by: Brue | February 3, 2011 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Bryce Harper will be very good at hitting the baseball. Whenever they determine he's ready, I'm sure he'll do a good job.

Posted by: 202character | February 4, 2011 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Brue, if I didn't know better I'd say it sounds like cable video of a teenage boy whipping his big heavy wood around excites you!

Posted by: wahoo2x | February 4, 2011 8:11 AM | Report abuse

I approve of P00PY's optimism, even if I am posting from North Korea or China.

Posted by: ImWithStupid | February 4, 2011 12:27 PM | Report abuse

>Brue, if I didn't know better I'd say it sounds like cable video of a teenage boy whipping his big heavy wood around excites you!

Posted by: wahoo2x

I likes my heavy wood

Posted by: Brue | February 4, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

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