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    He's gone, let's all do ourselves a favour and try to pretend it never happened, I know I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    The Twins got rid of Hardy and choose to bring in Nishioka to be the teams starting SS in 2011/12/13. The SS woes that plague the team this year are still his fault, since he was getting paid to be the starting SS.
    How come this is Nishoka's fault. It is the fault of people who made the decision: Gardy who wanted more speed to his lineup and Smith who gave it the green light and executed it. People like Nishioka and Butera are who they are. They cannot control that. Others control whether they are in the majors and whether they play. That is where the blame should reside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parker Hageman View Post
    Attachment 2435The Twins announced today that they have released Tsuyoshi Nishioka at his request. The middle infielder will relieve the Twins of their 2013 obligations, saving the team $3.25 million ($3M in salary and $250,000 in a buyout).

    The highly touted Japanese free agent never adapted well to the game at the highest level, hitting .215/.267/.236 in 254 plate appearances while provided terribly disappointing defense in the field.
    Now if only someone can save this article for Joe Mauer to read in 2015 or 2016 and give the Twins back all $23M/yr that he will never earn in his last few years of his horrible contract...............

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    Now, Mr. Blackburn, did you just see what Nishioka did there?

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    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokomismod View Post
    Classy move Nishi. Money doesn't mean happiness and I am hoping you can get back to having some fun.
    My feelings exactly - Plus, when you look at that wife, life is pretty sweet for him in spite of this failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypaws View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nokomismod View Post
    Classy move Nishi. Money doesn't mean happiness and I am hoping you can get back to having some fun.
    My feelings exactly - Plus, when you look at that wife, life is pretty sweet for him in spite of this failure.
    He's remarried already?

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