Padres minor league piitchers Jacob Nix and Tom Cosgrove were arrested on criminal trespassing charges Sunday in Peoria, Ariz., after Nix allegedly entered a home through a dog door, per Jessica Suerth of 12 News. The homeowner caught Nix trying to break in at 3:30 a.m. and kicked him in the face, at which point Cosgrove reached into the dog door in an attempt to get Nix out. The homeowner then hit Nix in the torso with a Taser as he and Cosgrove tried to flee the premises. The police found Nix and Cosgrove at a different home about 10 minutes away and took them into custody. Nix was ordered to post a $100 bond and appear in court Oct. 14, while Cosgrove was ordered to post a $50 bond. Cosgrove appeared in court on Tuesday. This bizarre story looks like the biggest professional setback yet for the 23-year-old Nix, a promising prospect who missed most of 2019 with damage in his right ulnar collateral ligament. Nix, who joined the Padres as a third-round pick in 2015, ranks as their 28th-best farmhand at MLB.com.
Now for some more conventional items from around the league…
- With the Red Sox set to embark on a payroll-cutting campaign this offseason, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. could wind up on the outs, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic observes (subscription link). “You always think about it,” Bradley told McCaffrey in regards to a potential trade, adding, “It’s one of those things you just have to wait and see what happens.” Trade rumors centering on Bradley aren’t anything new, but no other club has convinced Boston to move him yet. However, the soon-to-be 30-year-old’s team control is dwindling – he’ll be a free agent after next season – while his salary is rising. Bradley’s projected to earn $11MM in 2020, and that could be too rich for the Red Sox’s blood in the wake of a modest season for JBJ. He totaled just 1.4 fWAR, his lowest since 2014, while hitting .225/.317/.421 with 21 home runs, eight stolen bases across 567 plate appearances. Although Bradley’s offensive output in 2019 wasn’t much different than the production he posted over the prior two seasons, his defensive numbers fell off, as he notched both a negative DRS (minus-1) and UZR (minus-0.7) for the first time since 2013.
- While Jorge Alfaro will go into next season as the front-runner to start at catcher for the Marlins, they’ll at least “explore” adding depth at the position this winter, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com writes. Alfaro, whom the Marlins acquired from the Phillies as part of last offseason’s J.T. Realmuto blockbuster, batted .262/.312/.425 with 18 homers over 465 plate appearances during his first season in Miami. Those are acceptable offensive numbers from a catcher, though it’s troubling that Alfaro struck out in at least 33 percent of PA for the second year in a row. Defensively, the cannon-armed 26-year-old did throw out 33 percent of would-be base-stealers, but he struggled in the framing and blocking aspects.
JBJ is getting traded
That salary is a lot and the return will be modest unless he’s part of a package. I don’t trust defensive stats and believe he was still well above average. personally, I thought Benny was the one who declined the most (even Betts took a defensive down through my set of eyes).
Benny just wanted to be what he is not a power hitter
He’s also very young. He’ll improve. JBJ is too much for what he’s worth. If Boston can swing a young outfielder that gets on base they’ll be perfect for the outfield. However, I’d shift my focus on the bullpen.
Yes but trading JBJ for inexpensive parts back will provide the funds for one top or two relievers. In my view, they only need a true closer then others drop down a peg and become more valuable. I’d love to get more but realistically they don’t have the budget if they are to reset the threshold. Regardless, they will not make it back to the playoffs if the starters don’t stay healthy.
They could sign JBJ and then trade him and Betts to San Diego for Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot.
About time. JBJ making $11 million for his offensive numbers is offensive to me.
His last 3 years he’s averaged a 90 OPS+ He’ll be non-tendered.
Non-tendered? I can’t see that happening
I agree with the non-tender guess.
Jbj will be traded but with someone else with an Incentive for a sox return. Same goes 4 price & cookie.
You are delusional if you think you can trade price without eating 22M
Dombo really should’ve traded him when he was coming off being ALCS MVP last year
Wasn’t going to happen. JBJ was unfortunately a favorite of dombrowski, he tried trading for him even when he ran detroit.
Really wanted JBJ moved 2y ago when he had decent value, he reminded me so much of BJ Upton… way, way over rated offensively, only JBJ was better with the glove. Now the bat has shown he’s just a bust, like Upton was. I see him bringing back some middling prospect at best if he’s tendered a contract. There is little trade value in him at around 11m
Traded or released? Who needs a .220 hitter with declining defense?
Yeah but that’s declining for his standards…he’s still top notch in comparison to others in the league
Vandals Took The Handles
MLB is full of defensive CF’s that can’t hit for much.
Mallex Smith, Kevin Pillar, Harrison Bader, LaMonte Wade Jr., Adam Engel, Greg Allen, Billy Hamilton, Brett Phillips, Juan Lagares, Manuel Margot, Pablo Reyes, Michael A. Taylor, and a half-dozen others.
It”s become popular to use them for defense past the 6th inning when their team is up in the game. However, the Peter Bourjos’es of the world tend to fade away before age 30, because there are always young, speedy, ball hawks that are worth a shot of playing in hopes their hitting will come around.
Maybe the Mets will take JBJ on, but the Red Sox will have to cover at least 70-75% of his salary…and the Red Sox should not expect anything back other then a low level, so-so prospect. Not sure of another team that wants to have anything to do with that salary. The Sox only hope of moving him might be to package him with a quality player – like in a Betts trade……but then the receiving team will cut back on prospects they’ll give for having to take on that salary.
What would be the point of that trade for the Red Sox? They would be better off non-tendering him as they would not have to cover any of his salary.
Vandals Took The Handles
Actually, it’s possible that the Mets would take on JBJ’s $11m if the Sox would take on Wilson Ramos’ $10m. That would be contingent on the Mets signing Yasmani Grandal.
Whereas Ramos might pass as a DH/1B/part-time C in the AL, the problem is that the Sox wouldn’t save any money. And on the Mets part, their ownership would have to take on at least another $6m in 2020 to get Grandal signed.
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I thing you’re correct. A non-tender appears to be in JBJ’s future, unless he agrees to resign with the Sox for less. I’m not sure who would sign him as a FA. Basically, he’s Billy Hamilton.
Each Sox outfielder had a “bad” by their standards year defensively. As was just said, he still remains amongst the best in CF. Having a single down year after winning awards for your defense does not mean you are in decline.
If his true value outplays his free agent cost, the team could also try to sigh him to an extension. He might gamble on a great 2020 but he also might consider three years for $20m total. Could even be less if he’s worried the team might non-tender him.
Only way Boston would consider Ramos is if JDM leaves or they trade Mookie and put JDM in right most nights. Not saying I would do that but the team would have no place for his bat under the present roster. Vasquez is still their number one catcher.
I don’t see them moving JBJ’s 11m to eat a 10m DH slot salary (if Martinez leaves) and then having to pay someone else to fill the CF/RF role since there are no prospects, other than non ready Jarren Duran above A Ball as far as outfielder’s go in the system.
Salary swap is the LAST thing that would happen in a JBJ deal, he has value, it’s just not much.
His main value to Boston John it seems is to dump the salary. The team should be able to find a defensive CF for $3m and use the other money for a reliever. Team’s offense is fine without a CF bat unless JDM and/or Mookie also leave. That was the scenario I could see the team spending some on a DH or outfield replacement. The problem with Ramos us he gets hurt most seasons.
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@Vandals Took the Handles bro JBJ is owed absolutely nothing beyond the current season. If his value was truly as low as you claim they would just non-tender him. They wouldn’t eat money or attach someone with value just to get rid of him. They wouldn’t have to.
Man, there are some pretty clear “tender/sign & trade” candidates this year. Seems to be significantly more than any year in recent memory. Realistically all of the following have some likelyhood of being traded before or after the option/arb decision comes.:
Jackie Bradley Jr (arb)
Mookie Betts (arb)
Kris Bryant (arb)
Kole Calhoun (FA)
Starling Matre (FA)
Hunter Renfroe (arb)
Nomar Mazara (arb)
Jorge Soler (arb)
Nick Markakis (FA)
Ken Giles (arb)
Matt Boyd (arb)
Chris Archer (FA)
Keone Kela (arb)
Corey Kluber (FA)
Julio Tehran (arb)
Archer should be but won’t because Pitt doesn’t want to admit how bad they fu ck Ed up
Kluber is not a free agent. The Indians plan to pick up the first of his two options.
None of those players are free agents. They are players with team options which, if not exercised, would then become free agents. So if you prefer FA= Non-arb player with a pending team option. Like you said Kluber will get his picked up but he remains a sign & trade candidate
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Kole Calhoun has a team option at 14 million or a 3 mil buyout. The Angels will then by him out.
$1m buyout on Calhoun. I agree that they will likely exercise the buyout but there have been rumors that they’re considering the sign & trade route.
What can they get for him ?
I’d like to see JBJ get traded to Colorado. Perhaps a package of Ian Desmond and Jeff Hoffman could work with maybe a couple of pieces mixed on on the two sides. Desmond for the salary offset and Hoffman for the rotation potential. Hoffman can still be good, but I doubt it’ll ever happen in Colorado. Could be the next Drew Pomeranz though. Desmond’s versatility could be useful if Boston loses Brock Holt as well.
Desmond has a poison pill in it beyond his 14 M AAVx 2. He obtains full NTC rights upon trade. So doesn’t make sense for the Red Soxs, especially considering Hoffman has no options available. Seems like NT JBJ would be the better option freeing up money that would be sunk in this hypothetical move. Even if they liked Hoffman seems more reasonable that they could just sit and wait for the numbers crunch to make him available.
Looks like nix finally made it
The article I read indicated his partner was trying to pull Nix back out the doggie door when he got tased. No indication that I read as to whether this was a robbery, prank or drunken stupidity. Perhaps all three apply.
Sorry for the separate posts but the bond amount might indicate the last two.
Occam’s razor. A drunken mistake is the simplest answer.
Read somewhere that Nix’s BAC was 0.21. Legal limit is 0.8 and .20 is falling down drunk. He was arrested at the house he rents near the Padres facility, 2 blocks from where he tried to crawl into the dog door. Obviously the Peoria judge didn’t think it was much more than Nix being a drunken idiot because he was released on a $100 cash bond.
About Nix’s situation, I live in the area where this happened. Basically, this was just a drunken mistake on their parts. Uber dropped them off at what they thought was Nix’s residence. When they couldn’t enter in through the front door, they entered the backyard and then Nix proceeded to try to crawl through a sliding glass door doggy entrance attached to the master bedroom.
All the commotion awakened the homeowners who happened to be sleeping in that room. Homeowner kicked Nix in the face, his only body part that was through the doggy, while telling his wife to grab his firearm. Fortunately for Nix, the wife retrieved a taser instead. Nix’s buddy realized something was amiss, pulled him to safety. back out through the door. while initial trying to flee, the homeowner was able to get off a taser shot in Nix’s back, thus dropping Nix. Nix recovered & fled the scene with his buddy.
The kicker is that Nix left his phone inside the residence when he was pulled back through the doggy door.
This story is pretty crazy
A 6’4 220 pound exceptionally drunk man attempting to make it through a doggy door is a hilarious mental image. Unless of course your the homeowner.
Although you do have to think about the size of the dog that lives there if a man that size could fit through it. A dog that big could cause some serious damage.
.8 is higher than .20 your boy making sense
*you’re not making sense
That was an easily identifiable misplacement of a decimal point on his part. It’s obvious he was intending that to.be .08 & .21
JBJ would be a great fit for the Mets
Don’t have any idea what the return could be
A ham sandwich & a prospect outside the top 30.
No mustard on the ham
How much of an upgrade is JBJ over a healthy (which he wasn’t in ‘19) Nimmo?
From everything I hear on WFAN here in NY is that the Mets are focusing on getting guys to play the best possible defensive position.
Conforto in RF
Nimmo/Davis in LF
McNeil at 3B
Rosario at SS
Cano at 2B
Alonso at 1B
Ramos the C
Lowrie the super utility
Hope is Cespedas comes back and pushes the LF platoon to the bench
Team is supposedly focused on bullpen and a defensive CF
If they can’t resign Wheeler move Lugo to the rotation
U hear that on Mike and The Maddog?
Aren’t the Mets talking about moving Rosario to CF?
As a Sox fan…I’d like to see them flip Bradley for a mid-level relief pitcher…obviously not a young promising pitcher, or a closer, or even a solid lefty specialist…someone who’s scheduled to make $5-7M…I think that’s reasonable
I’ve seen some chatter that the A’s May non-tender Treinan…if so, a Bradley for Treinan deal wouldn’t totally unrealistic
Treinan blew 5 of 21 save possibilities this year and he’s 31. I think Bradley Jr is worth more. Sox wouldn’t save much money either.
except the fact that the A’s have zero use for JBJ, they already have an outfield crunch…
That could work
Wonder if the Mets and Sox would be willing to trade JBJ and $4m for Diaz? I don’t think NY wants to admit the Cano trade was bad but if Diaz has another year like 2019, he could have no value. Sox might be interest3d in a reclamation project that is not expensive who has an upside.
No team has convinced Boston to move JBJ? His bat has been hovering around just under league average. All glove-no bat outfielders are a dime ah dozen and now his glove was lacking this year also?
Teams had no reason to try and convince the Red Sox to trade JBJ before this year and now his best asset is slipping. More like the Red Sox already missed the opportunity to unload dead weight.
This site allows comments on Nix arrest however none on domestic violence
. thank you MLB Trade Rumors for being discriminatory.
What viewpoint are they silencing?
That domestic violence is wrong? That’s obvious and becomes redundant and seems unlikely to provoke consternation.
So…are you complaining that you cannot make comments defending or supporting domestic violence…?
What is the discrimination?
Why do you even care? Nobody is waiting to see what you post or cares what you post!
I’d wager comments are primarily open due to other topics in the post.
However, as to the “discriminatory” aspect you complain of… don’t like it? Leave.
Private site, they do what they want. I’m sure they’ll happily refund your membership fee.
they close the comments on DV articles because they are more sensitive.
1-it’s done on an author by author basis, they’re the ones who control whether comments are turned on or not
2-too many basement trolls to have a decent conversation about it anyways…
There’s nothing wrong with discrimination.
This comment board is supposed to be about baseball. If you want to talk about domestic violence, politics, or anything else unrelated to the topic at hand, go somewhere else.
Exactly – leave the politics to political forums such as twitter and Facebook. Keep this site free of democratic and republican chest thumping
I’m willing to bet if this were a young man from the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico for example the charges would be more than just being a drunken idiot with bond high enough to ensure he’d still be still be sitting in jail.
Stick to baseball, plzkthxbye
Get back on your banana boat paco
JBJ can’t hit, it’s that simple.
Wow a $50 bond and a $100 bond? What would it of been for others not in baseball?
i dont think that has anything to do with it.
Jacob Nix, aka Florida Man?
Favorite comment of the day!!
I wonder if the Marlins would consider trading Alfaro this off-season. A young and talented C would fetch a nice return, especially in a market light on premier backstop options. Grandal is the prize jewel but I think Jorge would easily be the next best option
Do they have a replacement ???
Why get rid of a guy just to get rid of him in he fills a need on the team ?
I assume they’d get a veteran in a return but the idea behind trading him revolves around market value (not many available C’s) and team control. They have Jorge for 4 years, if MIA feels like their competitive window is more than 3 years down the road then it makes sense to listen.
Why? MONEY THAT’S WHY.
He’s not worth the $11M projected.
So blame the arbiter not JBJ.
Maybe they sign him or keep him for $4-6M.
But they have to DFA him first.
And then resign him.’
Don’t see anyone paying him $11M in a trade.
What a story.. They just happened upon a home with easy entrance, or were scoping the area that night or prior?
As a RS fan, I like JBJ, and expect a better year next year. But he doesn’t have a lot of trade value. More importantly, we don’t have a replacement. Barring some other team falling in love with him, I’d prefer to just hold onto to him one more year, and see if Duran or Marcus Wilson develop a little more.
How in the devil could a 6-4 200 lb. guy get through a “doggy door?”
I can get through mine and I’m about that size.
I can’t Believe it’s Not Butter?????
I am posting this without reading other responses… How many references to Matt Effing Bush are there? A Padres tradition! Draft mental midgets, ply them with alcohol and have a field day.
This is the same organization that fired Dave Campbell from the broadcast booth after a DUI. RIP Ray and Joan Kroc.
none, because who cares about Matt Bush?
One or two lower level prospects for JBJ.
JBJ for Nix?
With a BA of .225 and an OPS of .738 JBJ is “clearly” not worth the $11M he is projected to get in arb. So thus he is a trade candidate. He could more likely be DFA’d as I don’t see the Red sox or anyone else paying him that $11M.