Its refreshing to see that so many others are feeling like there may be potential for an upside suprise with this year's line-up--even if its a shakey sort of potential.

I am wondering about what we think about Nishiyoka this year. I have heard some reports that he may be working for a roster spot, but then others are completey disregarding his potential contributions. Nishiyoka was obviously disappointing last year, but should we write him off yet? Maybe he needed a year to adjust. It seems that he might be a nice fit for the doubles and high on-base style ball the Twins seem to be embracing again. I rememer listening on the radio to alot of early last season talk, and hearing of Nishiyoka's ability to, "slap the ball" for a good number of base hits or more.

Thanks for your thoughts..