10-03-2012, 11:29 AM #1
Report: Nishioka Already Has Deal in Japan
According to a Japanese website, Tsuyoshi Nishioka has already agreed in principle to a contract with the Hanshin Tigers. The terms have not yet been disclosed.
Nothing surprising about this news from where I stand. Despite his epic struggles over here, Nishioka was one of the biggest stars in the NPB and he's still in his prime. I also won't be surprised if we learn that the money in this deal approaches or exceeds the $3.25M he was owed by the Twins. Keep in mind that Brad Penny was signed for $4 million to play in Japan this year. Yes, Brad Penny. (He was released after one start.)
10-03-2012, 11:41 AM #2
When I read this online a few days ago (via Google Translate, which was really difficult), I read 800,000,000 yen, which according to a google search now, is about $10.2 million. If it's a 3-4 year deal, that would make sense.
10-03-2012, 11:44 AM #3
do you suppose he had this in place prior to asking the Twins to release him?
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10-03-2012, 10:09 PM #6
So basically he is getting paid just as much (actually more since its a longer contract), now can people stop saying how Nishioka is such a great guy for doing such a selfless and honorable thing?
I'm so glad that worthless bum is gone.
10-05-2012, 12:44 AM #7