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Jacob Nix

Quote from fenn68 on October 16, 2019, 9:20 am

Does Nix deserve a second chance ... yes. However, from the employer's standpoint that second chance should carry a yellow warning flag with it and Nix be put on notice that this is not excusable behavior in the organization and his future is at risk with an additional incident.

Although drinking is socially acceptable and even getting drunk (if a person does no harm) is accepted .... going the next step and causing harm or breaking the law can't be just tossed off as just a young guy doing dumb things. This may be minor (unlawful trespassing) while getting totally wasted and driving dunk (with physically risk to others) should not be considered minor ... how does a totally wasted individual make that distinction? (note no idea if in this case Nix drove from wherever he was drinking to the scene of the trespassing). Clearly Nix's judgement was pretty impaired to not only not know his house but thinking it is a good idea to crawl through the doggie door. Seems any rational thinking was long gone.

Hope Nix realizes he was very lucky that this homeowner (police officer I understand) grabbed his taser and not his service weapon and the only issue is the trespassing.

 

He's incredibly lucky to be alive, given the situation. He definitely should be disciplined but for this to be something that costs him his career is absurd. This is an organization that employed Everth Cabrera through much worse. What Nix did was incredibly dumb but I'd give him a second chance with a caveat that any other mistake will lead to more disciplinary action.

Quote from JasonE135 on October 16, 2019, 11:44 pm

I really don't think this incident will have much of an impact on his status. His problem is that he was not a very high ceiling prospect in the first place. He doesn't miss bats, he doesn't have an out pitch and he was injured this year. This drunken mistake is just one more nail in the coffin. Gore could have the bodies of murdered children in his room and he would still be safe. Nix, on the other hand, could get DFAed just for passing gas in a team meeting.

Jason, we get the point, but this is beyond tasteless way to make it.  Come on...

While Nix is among the Padres top 25 prospects, I don't think he is still really a part of their future plan anymore.

Like I said.. DFA his ASS... Thank you AJP