Red Sox offseason overview - with the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes
The free agent Nixon hit 27 home runs in his last three seasons combined in Boston, one fewer than the career-high 28 he hit in 2003, and he had a career-low slugging percentage of .394, almost 200 percentage points lower than his career-best .578 SGP in ’03. Injuries played a part, to be sure, but even when healthy Nixon ceased to be the power threat he’d been in the past.
1. Trot Nixon
The free agent Nixon hit 27 home runs in his last three seasons combined in Boston, one fewer than the career-high 28 he hit in 2003, and he had a career-low slugging percentage of .394, almost 200 percentage points lower than his career-best .578 SGP in ’03. Injuries played a part, to be sure, but even when healthy Nixon ceased to be the power threat he’d been in the past.
(Globe Staff Photo / David Kamerman)