Oakland A’s Release Nick Punto

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I really feel like diving head first into this article. Like, hit a dribbler towards third base and right when I get in full stride, I feel like stopping that momentum and hitting the deck and slowing myself as I slide into first.

I’m sure that’s something Nick Punto would never do. He’s a professional baseball player. He knows better.

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Why is Nick Punto all of a sudden important? I’m glad you asked. Punto is back in the headlines because the Oakland A’s have released the utility man.

Since Punto is an ex-Minnesota Twins player, we must assume that Terry Ryan has called and has a blank check sitting on his desk waiting for Mr. Punto.

Most of the above is said tongue-in-cheek, but, seriously, keep your eyes on Punto. I am a fan of having a guy who can play a lot of positions and Punto can do just that.

Punto does not bring a great bat to the diamond, as Twins fans know, but his glove is honorable or at the very least serviceable.

It seems like just yesterday that Punto was on the Twins, but it has been four years now. Punto’s last season in a Twins uniform was 2010. Since then Punto has played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland A’s.

Punto could bring some World Series experience to the team as Punto was a champion with the Cards in 2011.

There’s no word on whether the Twins are truly interested in Punto, but there’s no denying that Punto’s best and most memorable moments were in Minnesota.

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