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February 11, 2010

Jayson Nix added to Ozzie Guillen’s DH committee

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 11, 2010 1:11 pm
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Merkin:

Guillen ultimately made the decision to bypass the return of Jim Thome or the addition of a full-time, left-handed designated hitter to use this position as a rotating talent slot. Guillen will employ Mark Kotsay, Andruw Jones, Jayson Nix and Omar Vizquel as the DH, while giving a day off without giving a day off from time to time to position-player starters such as Paul Konerko and Carlos Quentin.

There are plenty of doubters who believe the offense will not succeed at its optimum level with the variety of players filling this slot. But Guillen believes he can better suit his offense to different styles of pitchers by using this flexibility to maneuver the lineup. …

Somehow the addition of a 700 OPS bat to the DH committee doesn’t make me feel any better.

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