08-07-2012, 06:34 PM #101
It also doesn't seem to jive with the "Twins way" of doing things.
I think the simplest explanation is often the best. In this case, they convinced themselves JJ Hardy had to go, to get "quicker" and "more athletic" in the middle infield, and they thought Nishioka could provide that, at a minor cost savings to boot. As it turned out, Nishioka hasn't been able to play major league baseball. He wouldn't be the first, and won't be the last time a scout(s) missed on a player.
08-07-2012, 08:59 PM #102
08-07-2012, 09:22 PM #103