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    I'm worried that Nishi's second hand smoke may affect our younger Players.
    Last edited by Highabove; 08-06-2012 at 12:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctwins View Post
    They'll have to pay out the contract - somewhere between between ML min and $1mm/yr. But it's better than the complete waste of cash that they have now.
    Likely. I was responding to the previous poster who suggested that Ryan might find a trade partner for Nishi. It's difficult to fathom that any club would have any interest, unless there's a squad out there that is indifferent to horrendous middle infield defense and is trying to build up their fan base in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    This must be a business decision. Why not just call up Escobar now?
    Escobar needs to play for a month since he's been rottin on the White Sox bench. I'm good with Nishioka coming up again and seeing what he can do, if he's been able to make any improvements.

    As for longer term, they Twins may time putting the likes of Carroll and Casilla on waivers until Plouffe is back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Escobar needs to play for a month since he's been rottin on the White Sox bench. I'm good with Nishioka coming up again and seeing what he can do, if he's been able to make any improvements.

    As for longer term, they Twins may time putting the likes of Carroll and Casilla on waivers until Plouffe is back.
    While I agree, Nishi has nowhere to go but up as he can't be any worse than he showed last year. Having said that, I have yet to hear from anyone other than a random poster or two, and the month of July when his BA wasn't hovering at the Mendoza line, that he has made enough progress to make claims to progressing on a path to inviting more consideration that he is a legitimate major leaguer. Oh well, at least we're likely soon due for some entertaining moments in August that will be eminently nominatable for ESPN's "Not The Top Ten".

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    Maybe they'll give him the Valencia treatment, play him for a ten days, and then send him through waivers and dump him for a rookie league player

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideyo View Post
    Maybe they'll give him the Valencia treatment, play him for a ten days, and then send him through waivers and dump him for a rookie league player
    If only they could!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctwins View Post
    They'll have to pay out the contract - somewhere between between ML min and $1mm/yr. But it's better than the complete waste of cash that they have now.
    Even if he retires at the end of the season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Likely. I was responding to the previous poster who suggested that Ryan might find a trade partner for Nishi. It's difficult to fathom that any club would have any interest, unless there's a squad out there that is indifferent to horrendous middle infield defense and is trying to build up their fan base in Japan.
    The Mariners?

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    ...and he's still horrible.....
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    While I agree, Nishi has nowhere to go but up as he can't be any worse than he showed last year. Having said that, I have yet to hear from anyone other than a random poster or two, and the month of July when his BA wasn't hovering at the Mendoza line, that he has made enough progress to make claims to progressing on a path to inviting more consideration that he is a legitimate major leaguer. Oh well, at least we're likely soon due for some entertaining moments in August that will be eminently nominatable for ESPN's "Not The Top Ten".
    Wow, talk about Instant Gratification. A Twins blowout and not one, not two, but three NNTTTs in his 2012 debut. [Nishi Not The Top Ten]

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    "The Mariners? "


    Yup. But after tonight, Nishi could be the direct heir to the Emperor's Chrysanthemum Throne and there's still absolutely no chance that Jack Zduriencik would touch him with a ten foot pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    While I agree, Nishi has nowhere to go but up as he can't be any worse than he showed last year. Having said that, I have yet to hear from anyone other than a random poster or two, and the month of July when his BA wasn't hovering at the Mendoza line, that he has made enough progress to make claims to progressing on a path to inviting more consideration that he is a legitimate major leaguer. Oh well, at least we're likely soon due for some entertaining moments in August that will be eminently nominatable for ESPN's "Not The Top Ten".
    I know it's one game, all I can say is WOW. He was plain horrible tonight.

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    Epic.
    Papers...business papers.

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    I couldn't believe dickbert gushing over his swing tonight, that is one of the dumbest swings I have seen in a while.

    This kid has no hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    I couldn't believe dickbert gushing over his swing tonight, that is one of the dumbest swings I have seen in a while.

    This kid has no hope.
    To be fair, the gushing stopped on Jamey Caroll's "error". Bert started to excuse Nishi, but reversed course during the replay and lit into Nishioka pretty good.

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    If possible, Nishioka managed to drive his stock down. Is there a worse healthy player on any team's 40-man roster?

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    0-5 and two errors on a night when everyone was hitting. I would have given him a 3rd error on his failure to catch Caroll's throw. I would sit him and wait for Plouffe to come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minn55441 View Post
    0-5 and two errors on a night when everyone was hitting. I would have given him a 3rd error on his failure to catch Caroll's throw. I would sit him and wait for Plouffe to come back.
    Nishi's here to play. Gardy said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctwins View Post
    Nishi's here to play. Gardy said it.
    The only sane motive for this must be to embarrass Nish into accepting a lowball 2013 buyout.

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    0 for 10 and counting. I see some hope, though, that he may reach base on a fielder's choice or hit-by-pitch today. He looks due!

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