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    Is it time to just release him?

    You know who I'm talking about. I don't even have to mention his name. Once Bert and Dick turn on you, there really is no hope left. I say he shouldn't dress in a twins uniform again. Don't even give him the option of going back to Rochester. Just cut ties and be done with it.

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    Well you know if DickBert is ripping Nishi then it's supported by the team...so something tells me it's only a matter of time.

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    I had it narrowed down to Blackburn, Pavano, and Capps, so I guess I didn't know who you were talking about.

    Since it's apparently Nishioki, I would rather send him down, let him rot on the bench, and do everything we can to make him want to go back to Japan on his own.

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    It almost makes me wonder if he is tanking on purpose so he does get released and can go back to Japan with the 4 million left on his contract. If he were to quit on his own, it would admit failure and he would lose the money left on his contract.

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    Its been 2 games lol. I think he sucks too, but calling to release him this early is just funny. Let him play a few more games to let him get settled.

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    OK, I was working today so I missed whatever happened. What did Nishi do today?

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    Absolutely the least they should do is DFA him to clear up a spot on 40man roster.
    If he wants to play in AAA, so be it as we are short of minor league infielders in upper levels

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    Yes. This would be a case of exponentiation by subtraction.

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    Looked up in the sky and never saw a pop up hit to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    OK, I was working today so I missed whatever happened. What did Nishi do today?
    It is more what he "didn't" do today.... I was also working but caught the main error on lunch. High fly ball hit to Nishi in short right field, he looked up as if he was tracking the ball and at the last minute just left it fall behind him. According to Gladden, instead of running to pick up the ball, Nishi just turned his back to it in disgust and walked back towards the infield.

    Players are going to lose a ball from time to time, that is totally acceptable. What isn't is walking away from the ball and making Revere sprint in from right field and make the throw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    Its been 2 games lol. I think he sucks too, but calling to release him this early is just funny. Let him play a few more games to let him get settled.
    It has been three games... he is 0-fer, barely making contact, and has 3 (what should be 4) errors in a matter of 3 days. "Buh-Bye"

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    Is it time to just release him?

    That time has passed. Now is the time we should organize an intervention for TR's sake

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
    Well you know if DickBert is ripping Nishi then it's supported by the team...so something tells me it's only a matter of time.

    On Monday night's broadcast Bert said that he had heard from the Rochester staff that, "this kid was ready to come back up."

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    The missed pop wasn't even the error. He threw a ball with his glove rather than his hand. It didn't go near his intended target. He made a second costly, bad throw that wasn't called an error. He's 0 for 12 now and it's looked even more embarrassing than the numbers.
    Last edited by PopRiveter; 08-08-2012 at 06:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lecroy24fan View Post
    Looked up in the sky and never saw a pop up hit to him.
    And then walked away from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minn55441 View Post
    You know who I'm talking about. I don't even have to mention his name. Once Bert and Dick turn on you, there really is no hope left. I say he shouldn't dress in a twins uniform again. Don't even give him the option of going back to Rochester. Just cut ties and be done with it.
    Are we talking about Nick Blackburn, or Jeff Gray, or Nishi?

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    Is there any way they can just turn him into the highest paid bathroom attendant? They could also rent him out as mop up guy in XXX peep show rooms... Hey, now that would be a great way if only you could do it since he has a contract, too bad its only to "play" baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    OK, I was working today so I missed whatever happened. What did Nishi do today?
    He added 4 more NNTTTs (Nishi's Not The Top Ten) to the ESPN video vault, outdoing even his juggling/face plant error on a routine ground ball on Monday.

    And people wonder why certain folks ask for changes in the FO. I would not be shocked if the Commissioner hasn't already called Pohlad and said something to the effect of:

    "Your FO management is making a travesty of the game by playing Nishioka, in the best interests of baseball, he is hereby prohibited from playing again. (I'm on firm legal ground, Eddie Gaedel is my precedent)!"

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    The best I can say is that he looks better at the plate, despite the lack of hits. He seems to be driving the ball better. He is doing a little more than slapping it. The fielding? That's another story. Maybe he has a mental block once he gets to "the show"; sort of like Dave Engel not being able to throw back to the pircher.

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    I saw that one when I was at work. He lost the ball, turned his back and just walked away. He then saw it land and continued walking away like the play didn't count or something like that. Revere had to pick up the ball and throw it in.

    I hope his translator conveyed the tone properly when Gardy was screaming at him in the club house.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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