[picappgallerysingle id="930682"]Edgar Renteria is gone. Juan Uribe is solid, but a free agent. Freddie Sanchez is spectacular, but often injured. The team has a glaring need for a middle infielder. It looks like they are eyeing one Tsuyoshi Nishioka. Yes, the same Nishioka that is responsible for helping Japan win the World Baseball classic with his great bat and solid defense. The man wants to be posted by his Japanese team and the Giants will be bidding.
The 26-year-old Nishioka is a hitting machine.He won the Pacific League batting title this year with a .346 average and scored 121 runs, stole 22 bases and had 206 hits, the most since Ichiro in 1994. To add to his filthy lists of talents, he also is a switch hitter. Playing in spacious San Francisco, he would be a real threat to use his power into the gap and run until the cows come home.
This is a wise move. It allows the Giants flexibility with Uribe. If Uribe leaves, they have a replacement. If Uribe resigns and Pablo Sandoval struggles, they can use Uribe to start at third. Brian Sabean has his eyes locked in, now he is going to bid and hopefully get it done. The hot stove is on. GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!