It Will Be Perfectly Clear by Midnight

DOG GONE

5-12-97: Pawtucket, R.I.: PawSox outfielder Trot Nixon (wearing his contractually guaranteed #7).

(Boston Globe File Photo / Jim Davis)

... For Now Anyway

Red Sox Decline Arb for Nixon, Kap, Loretta; Yes on Foulke

"I can't thank these fans enough. I don't know what the future's going to hold for me." -- 12.1.06, Christopher Trotman Nixon


"When I heard that the Red Sox might be bringing Trot Nixon back, it restored my faith
in the front office.... he's gritty, he's a dirt dog, he would play with a broken leg...
he's been great in right field." -- Linda, caller to WEEI's Dale & Holley, 12.1.06

It Will Be Perfectly Clear by Midnight

10/01/2006: Red Sox RF Trot Nixon, who possibly is playing in his final game in a Boston uniform, acknowledges the cheers of the crowd as he leads off the game for the home team.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

The Smoking Gun: If Theo Offers Nixon Arbitration,
It Spells the End of Manny in Boston

Homeward Bound? Trot Could Be Up to Some Old Tricks in '07

"A possible scenario: Nixon will share time with Wily Mo Peña in a newly realigned outfield that manager Terry Francona could play in a variety of permutations: The soon-to-be-added J.D. Drew could play right field or center, if Francona chooses to move Coco Crisp to left, which is what Cleveland did in 2005, or Crisp could remain in center with Drew and Nixon/Peña flanking him.

"Those scenarios presume a trade of Ramírez, with the San Diego Padres still looming as the No. 1 landing spot for the righthanded slugger." -- 12.1.06, Gordon Edes, Boston Globe


Dice-K's Got a New BFF*

Hideki Okajima (R) listens as Red Sox Executive Vice President and General Manager Theo Epstein (L) introduces him at Fenway Park November 30, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. Okajima, 30, signed a multi-year contract with the Red Sox after being one of the top setup relievers in Japan

(Getty Images Photo / Darren McCollester)     * - best friend forever

Okaji Gets OK to Take Left Turn in Pen

Sox Hire Hideki Okajima
Extra Bases: Padres Won't Trade Peavy
Bradford: Hey Japan, Boston's Back
ProJo: 'Schilling Thinks Manny's a Goner' and Goes to Bat for J.D.

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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