Nishioka will get his shot at redemption

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 6, 2012 - 2:23 PM

After trading Danny Valencia to the Red Sox on Sunday, the Twins used the open roster spot to give Tsuyoshi Nishioka a second chance in the majors.

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tdietscheAug. 6, 1212:06 AM

Glad to hear that Nishi has been working hard and earning another chance at the bigs. Good luck to him, we paid a lot for him so I hope he can produce this time.

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dorkeemnAug. 6, 12 8:23 AM

Key words from the Twins - "he did what we asked him to do" apparently that counts for more than production with Gardy. Which is why Valencia is gone... Wish one of the Twins writers (Howard, Joe or Lavell) or even bloggers - Bonez, etc... would do a story on that - It's Gardy's way or the highway...and who cares if we win...

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lloyd55423Aug. 6, 12 8:44 AM

The Twins are making it a tough viewing choice tonight - do I watch the ballgame or Comedy Central to get a few laffs?

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razzlerAug. 6, 12 8:45 AM

please help me understand why ben revere's .323 average with 303 at-bats is not included in the top ten listing for the al batting title? thanks....

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jimmy68Aug. 6, 12 8:51 AM

@dorkeemn - that would be nice but i don't see it happening, if it an article on that topic were written my pick would be howard because the piece would be well written and it would be fair to all parties. @lloyd: comedy cental they know what they are doing. imagine if gardenhire had to manage a team with players who really had BIG EGOS.......

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heetcpaAug. 6, 12 8:55 AM

Razzler, Revere does not have enought AB's on the season to qualify...yet. He was not starting early in the season, but with regular playing time every day he will qualify very soon. I believe he needs 108 games X 3.1 AB per game = 335 AB's.

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heetcpaAug. 6, 12 9:03 AM

Apparently the Twins don't ask players to hit the ball; just work hard son. THIS is the absolute #1 WORST thing that has happened so far this season. I thought the nightmare of watching this kid (try to) play baseball ended last season. I understand he's a good kid who works hard - So am I! If he makes Dozier take a seat, just another example of the Twins messing with a young players head at the wrong time. Also another example of the Twins sacrificing attempts to win in lieu of trying to justify terrible scouting and spending decisions by rolling the dice and hoping they land on zero. Not sure I can even turn on the tv to watch this absurdity anymore. This soaks!

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meemaaAug. 6, 12 9:06 AM

This team doesn't know which direction they are going! A lot of us thought Nishioka wouldn't ever play in the Bigs again-yet the Twins drag him up here. They give Blackburn a whole week in the minors and then declare him ready to go!! Unreal

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nokomismodAug. 6, 12 9:11 AM

I have to think this is the last hoorah for Nishioka. I don't think the Twins believe he has the physical tools to compete at the Major League level let alone AAA. After getting to stay on the big league roster until the end of the season, he will retire and save the Twins the money is could earn next season (just a prediction).

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twinkiller573Aug. 6, 12 9:14 AM

heetcpa is right on but I believe its plate appearances instead of AB's. If so Revere is only 9 short of the required 335 (3.1 per team game). So it should just be a matter of a week or so of playing every day and Ben should be on the leaderboard.

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