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Trot Trot to Cleveland

Trot Nixon has signed a 1 year deal, $3 mil dollar deal with the Cleveland Indians has some interesting quotes from Trot

Regarding free agency:

“I am confident I am going to get a job,” Nixon was quoted as saying in today’s Wilmington Star. “I can’t have what is going on with free agency consume me.” 

“I am confident I will be with a team next year,” Nixon said. “Where, I don’t know. My mom asks, ‘How are negotiations going? Are there any negotiations?’ I’m like, ‘Nothing.’ 

“It is real easy for me to worry because obviously this is the first time I’ve gone through the free-agent market. I’ve done plenty of wondering why this or that in the offseason. I don’t think I have done anything in my career that has given me a bad name or anything.”

On his time with the Red Sox

“I heard so many great things, I can’t thank those fans enough,” Nixon said after his last game playing for the Red Sox last October. “Tipping the hat, blowing kisses here or there, that’s not me. But maybe they pick up the paper tomorrow and read the fact it truly means a lot to me what they’ve done for me the eight years I’ve been here.

“I did care about this organization and did care about this town. This town has been unbelievable for my family and I, absolutely unbelievable.”

I was not the biggest Trot fan, but I do know that he gave the Red Sox everything he had for his 13 season with the orginization (unlike some members of the team) and as fan that is all I can ask for. At times I was hoping, and still am, that the JD Drew deals falls through and that Trot would have been back for a fraction of the cost. At least the first part is still possible.

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