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  1. #126
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    Re: 2017 International Free Agency

    His bat may turn out to be too valuable to give up. All NL team GMs shall love it. Imagine you get a replacement level or slightly above average bat at pitcher position in a non-DH league, that's a huge advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    His bat may turn out to be too valuable to give up. All NL team GMs shall love it. Imagine you get a replacement level or slightly above average bat at pitcher position in a non-DH league, that's a huge advantage.
    Is the NPB pitching that bad or is he really this good? His offensive #'s are silly. And that monster shot he hit the other day was ridiculous - pitcher or not.

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    Re: 2017 International Free Agency

    NPB pitching isn't very good at all... there are some standouts, but for the most part, the pitchers are AAAA caliber

    it's why so many washed up major leaguers end up going overseas and carving out a good career for themselves, playing japanese ball
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymick24 View Post
    NPB pitching isn't very good at all... there are some standouts, but for the most part, the pitchers are AAAA caliber

    it's why so many washed up major leaguers end up going overseas and carving out a good career for themselves, playing japanese ball
    I know it's not great but my point was that sometimes you wonder if it's more like a lot of AA guys.

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    Re: 2017 International Free Agency

    Im not weary of going all in for Otani in the slightest, but people need to realize that he will get ridiculous contract stipulations, regardless where he signs, that we might not be willing to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just-blaze View Post
    Im not weary of going all in for Otani in the slightest, but people need to realize that he will get ridiculous contract stipulations, regardless where he signs, that we might not be willing to deal with.
    We dealt with circus driven performers before. Otani is a once in a generation level talent in terms of potential. Talent makes you live with certain issues.

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    Re: 2017 International Free Agency

    I hope everyone watched 60 minutes tonight
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    Re: 2017 International Free Agency

    Ken Rosenthal:
    Source: MLB has cleared free-agent Cuban outfielder Luis Robert to sign with a club.

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    Re: 2017 International Free Agency

    Strong ties with the White Sox i believe?

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    Re: 2017 International Free Agency

    see, if you built up some clubhouse cuban connections from a strong foundation, you too might have had the inside track on luis roberts.

    but let's ask the gardner to manage that market. he knows spanish
    always reasonable

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    Re: 2017 International Free Agency

    Quote Originally Posted by awy View Post
    see, if you built up some clubhouse cuban connections from a strong foundation, you too might have had the inside track on luis roberts.

    but let's ask the gardner to manage that market. he knows spanish
    I would rather a strong Japanese connection at this point.

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    Re: 2017 International Free Agency

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankyfan View Post
    I would rather a strong Japanese connection at this point.
    Ditto.

  13. #138

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankyfan View Post
    I would rather a strong Japanese connection at this point.
    Screw the connections, I just want Otani.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFortune3 View Post
    Screw the connections, I just want Otani.
    Hence the Japanese connection...

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