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Monday, March 20, 2017

For Japan’s Hitting-Hurling Double Threat, a Complex Path to the Majors - The New York Times

One disappointment in the WBC was not being able to see Shohei Otani play.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 20, 2017 at 06:50 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 20, 2017 at 09:11 AM (#5419723)
Otani would be crazy to come over before he's 25. Why on earth would he subject himself to the Int'l amateur FA caps, and give the MLB team 7 years of below market control?

At 25, he's an unrestricted FA, and will get hundreds of millions of dollars. If he comes over before then, he'll be taking a pay cut from Japan.
   2. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 20, 2017 at 03:54 PM (#5420123)
Yes, but if he comes now, he can get infinite burgers added as a perk. Strike while the Manny iron is hot.
   3. dr. scott Posted: March 20, 2017 at 04:09 PM (#5420134)
Speaking of infinite burgers, how is Panda doing so far in spring training? Any chance he gets playing time this year? Is he in the best shape of his life. I must have missed that thread.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: March 20, 2017 at 04:15 PM (#5420136)
Any chance he gets playing time this year?
He's the favorite to be the opening day starting 3B.
   5. PreservedFish Posted: March 20, 2017 at 04:25 PM (#5420141)
Manfred should do something underhanded to guarantee that Otani will get a chance as a two-way player in the majors. Amazing publicity opportunity.
   6. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 20, 2017 at 06:40 PM (#5420241)
Let's not lose track of the real triumph here - MLB's successful effort to once again artificially suppress salaries. Eh, why would anyone want to see this Ohtani guy anyways?

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