I think it’s reasonable to

I think it’s reasonable to expect that Trot Nixon will continue to improve offensively, and that last year’s spurt wasn’t a fluke. He turns 29 this year, is in what should be his prime. If that’s the case, he seems a viable replacement for Manny in the lineup (but don’t over-read my thought – he’s no Manny). Nixon hit over .300 last year, he walks enough (60-70 times a season, typically), and he did most of his damage from the 7-spot. So, I could foresee a scenario where Trot gets moved up to 5th or 6th in the lineup, and ends up with more like .290-30-100 numbers, an adequate piece of protection for someone like A-Rod. (and such are the fantasies of a Boston fan drunk on images of A-Rod in a Sox uni…)

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