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Sunday, May 31, 2015

MLB.com: Bartolo Colon Renders Your DH Arguments Invalid

A must-watch that deserves its own thread.

I got your DH right here, Calcaterra.  Why are you kicking the joy of baseball in the face?

Lassus Posted: May 31, 2015 at 06:45 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: bartolo colon, dh, mets

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Will two-way player Shohei Otani be Japan’s next MLB export?

How about a pitcher who can swing for the fences? San Francisco Giants ace and reigning World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner—who has two career grand slams and homered four times last season—is one such dual threat.

So is Shohei Otani. If you haven’t heard about the 20-year-old Japanese sensation, you will soon. He plays for the Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball, the highest level of baseball in Japan, but he has designs on playing major league baseball. His current team could “post” him in three or four years and allow him to sign with an MLB franchise.

Otani for is 20-4 with a 2.71 career ERA and 274 strikeouts in 259 innings over two-plus seasons in the NPB. He throws a 100 mph fastball—and he looked almost effortless while hitting that speed multiple times in this video from the 2014 All-Star Game. When he is in the lineup as a DH or outfielder, Otani hits with equal power. He has hit .251 with 15 home runs in 443 career at-bats.

Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: May 21, 2015 at 05:26 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: dh, japanese baseball

Monday, April 27, 2015

Max Scherzer: No one wants to see pitchers bat

“If you look at it from the macro side, who’d people rather see hit: Big Papi or me?” Scherzer told the website. “Who would people rather see, a real hitter hitting home runs or a pitcher swinging a wet newspaper? Both leagues need to be on the same set of rules.”

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: April 27, 2015 at 12:40 AM | 77 comment(s)
  Beats: big papi, dh, max scherzer, pitchers hitting

 

 

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