Tag Archives: Tsuyoshi Nishioka

Former Twins OF Revere finally gets off the home run schneid

Ben Revere hit his first major-league home run in his 1466th at-bat in the Phillies’ home loss to the Rockies. That was the longest start-of-career homer-less streak by any player since the Pirates’ Frank Taveras connected for an inside-the park … Continue reading

Posted in According to Elias | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twins Turkey of the Year – 2012

The Minnesota Twins won 66 games in 2012, three more victories than they managed to put in the win column in 2011 and they again finished in last place in the American League Central division. Only three Twins teams have finished … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tsuyoshi Nishioka is history

A Minnesota Twins Press Release today states that Tsuyoshi Nishioka has been given his unconditional release as of today at his request. Nishioka’s release saves the Minnesota Twins $3.25 million in salary and buyout in 2013. Nishioka who has been in the Twins … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Twins that have not jogged around the bases

The home run hitters of baseball have been idolized by baseball fans for years, but what about those “Punch-and-Judy” hitters that just have not been able to put one out over the fence and haven’t even been lucky enough to get … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How they will finish in 2012

  With the 2012 baseball season just around the corner, if you don’t count that stupid two game series that the A’s and Mariners played and split in Japan, it is time for us here in Twins Trivia to look … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Twins cut 12 including Nishioka and Tosoni

The Twins announced today that they had reassigned 12 players to their minor league teams. The biggest names were 2B/SS Tsuyoshi Nishioka and outfielder Rene Tosoni. Nishioka is guaranteed $3 million this season and next and he just has not … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keep an eye on those “at bats”

Now that the Twins and everyone else have started their exhibition season, we fans once again have box scores to read so we can track how our favorite players are doing. We all know that what a hitter does in … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another beautiful day at the ballpark

A new day, a new month and another trip to the ballpark and another great day in Southwest Florida. I parked my car on Kelly avenue today and walked over to the nearest field and I saw Gardy conducting a drill … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Checking on those pitchers and catchers

Today was my first opportunity to observe all those pitchers and catchers since they started official workouts yesterday and I will tell you, there are a lot of guys out there fighting for a few open slots. Lots of pitchers … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What are these guys up to?

  Another beautiful day in Fort Myers, Florida, it was 73 when I got up this morning and it was a sunny albeit muggy 81 degrees when I left the ballpark to go home to hit the swimming pool. No day … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A third trip to the ballpark

I took my third trip out to Hammond Stadium today and was greeted by the continuing resurfacing work being done there. I sure don’t know why the Minnesota Twins or the city of Fort Myers would be resurfacing the roads … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tsuyoshi Nishioka – where are you?

Leading into the 2011 season the Twins big news was the signing of Japanese star shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka. The man was going to solidify the infield and lead the Twins to the promised land of getting past round one of the playoffs. … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can Twins bounce back in 2012? What does history tell us?

Our Minnesota Twins are coming off an atrocious 2011 where the team finished 63-99, a full 32 games behind the AL Central Division winning Detroit Tigers and in the process posting the second worst record in all of baseball. But 2011 is … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging, Washington Senators 1901-1960 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Twins and the Disabled List (DL)

The Twins had a miserable season in 2011 and many blame the Twins slide into the AL central basement on the number of injuries that the Twins endured. But looking at the numbers, injuries alone do not explain the Twins … Continue reading

Posted in Injuries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

GM Smith and Gardy need to make some moves

April 30, 2011 – Damn! I am more upset at watching the Twins lose to Kansas City and Tampa the last few days than the Twins are, what is up with that? After watching the Twins lose again last night at … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Sox 5 and the Twins 0

  Scott Baker March 2, 2011 – The Twins were home yesterday to take on the Red Sox and we were lucky enough to have four tickets right next to the Twins dugout. The Twins lost 5-0 and were never really … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

February 25, 2011 – Another day and another trip to the ballpark today to watch the Twins as they prepare for their spring training opener just two days away. On a beautiful albeit a windy late February day the fans were … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Questions everywhere

February 23, 2011 – I checked on the Twins on Monday and I stayed for about 1.5 hours but I walked away kind of bored. The position players still had not reported and the pitchers and catchers were going through their … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another day at the ballpark

February 14, 2011 – It may have been Valentine’s Day today but there was nothing about today at the ballpark that made it any different from any other spring day as Twins players and hopefuls worked up a sweat as they … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Checking out the action at the ballpark

  February 7 – I arrived in Cape Coral a couple of days ago and I decided that it was time for me to make my first visit to Hammond Field this morning and see what is going on out … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Twins have a busy day

December 16, 2010 – It has been reported that the Twins have reached an agreement with the switch-hitting 2B/SS Tsuyoshi Nishioka on a 3 year deal plus an option for a fourth year for about $10 million. According to http://www.fangraphs.com/ , … Continue reading

Posted in Trades | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The JJ Hardy Dilemma

December 1, 2010 – Let’s talk a little about the JJ Hardy dilemma. I just can’t see any way that the Twins will not tender shortstop JJ Hardy a contract for 2011. Here is my reasoning, first of all there is … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging, Trades | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment