How Do You Solve A Problem Like Tsuyoshi?
A vexing question, indeed.
On one hand, you just want to throw your hands up in the air. He looks completely lost in the field, doesn’t seem to communicate well with his teammates, and is also befuddled with a bat in his hand. There has also been little to in improvement from Day One to today. In the day-to-day sense, he sure seems to be hurting our chances to win.
In the long run, though, how quickly do we throw away our investment in the Japanese shortstop? Could he possibly be as bad as he is playing right now?
I think a lot will ride on the 2012 SS options. If Trevor Plouffe can improve his defense, I think he will have as good a shot as any to compete with Nishi.
Amazing to think, through all we’ve seen this year, that Tsuyoshi was a batting champion just a scant year ago in Japan.