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Postby benjapage » Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:33 pm

is japan really that hard up for ballplayers? this guy is just not that good. what was all the hubbub when he came over here? not especially strong defense; not a very patient (or strong) hitter; not all that quick, either. what gives?

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Postby unclepaulie » Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:16 pm

Yeah tell me about it, I love my Mets but I HATE that guy.
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Postby Slump Busters » Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:40 pm

I bought into all the hype and was happy to have him on my team, I have rarely used him and am considering dropping him. I know its early but I have not seen any "greatness" yet.

Plus I hear Randolpf has the ball and chain on the running game, see Carlos Beltran's steal #s or lack there of. I wanted Kaz in part because of his supposed running ability.
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:41 pm

Slump Busters wrote:I bought into all the hype and was happy to have him on my team, I have rarely used him and am considering dropping him. I know its early but I have not seen any "greatness" yet.

Plus I hear Randolpf has the ball and chain on the running game, see Carlos Beltran's steal #s or lack there of. I wanted Kaz in part because of his supposed running ability.


I dropped him a few days ago. Cleared waivers, sat in the FA pool for a day, and then someone picked him up (12 team league which uses MI spot also).

I think he's pretty much droppable, if there is someone decent out there (I'm using Counsell now).
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Postby agchris02 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:14 pm

I dropped him a couple weeks ago, wherever i had him anyways, he's a complete worthless flop
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Re: Kaz Matsui: Japanese A-Rod?

Postby Laean » Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:53 pm

benjapage wrote:is japan really that hard up for ballplayers? this guy is just not that good. what was all the hubbub when he came over here? not especially strong defense; not a very patient (or strong) hitter; not all that quick, either. what gives?

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some players just make the transition better and some don't. look at godzilla and ichiro. kaz's supreme suckitude doesn't reflect on the state of japanese baseball.
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Postby mcmahojl » Sun May 01, 2005 1:15 am

Aside from fantasy, this guy still isnt that good. Ive seen him make fundamental errors on things that are not recorded in fantasy. I have had doubts that he still has not completely grasped American baseball.
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Re: Kaz Matsui: Japanese A-Rod?

Postby reiser » Sun May 01, 2005 9:52 am

benjapage wrote:is japan really that hard up for ballplayers? this guy is just not that good. what was all the hubbub when he came over here? not especially strong defense; not a very patient (or strong) hitter; not all that quick, either. what gives?


i don't know-luckily i drafted him and Iguchi, who seems to be doing just fine.
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Postby CJ » Mon May 02, 2005 1:09 am

Yeah, I unfortunately fell prey to having him on my team for 3 weeks. AND...GET THIS...HE WAS STILL ON MY TEAM WHILE BRIAN ROBERTS WAS A FREE AGENT OUT THERE FOR THE TAKING, FOR TWO WEEKS!!! AND OF COURSE...B-ROB DISAPPEARED BEFORE I DROPPED K-MAT. I AM GENIUS!!! oh the regrets...
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Postby WittyC » Mon May 02, 2005 4:55 am

Kaz Matsui war stories... well, I'll pull up a stump. I thought it would be great to get him and Beltran as a 1-2 punch for my H2H league. Figured I'd get a bucket-full of steals and some nice RBI-R combos with Beltran driving him in. Turns out you can't get steals or runs when the SOB can't get on base.

I dropped Matsui like a bag of dirt and somehow managed to push Beltran for Tejada even up. Now I'm taking over-unders on how long Willie Randolph tenure as head coach will last. The line is currently August 10. Any takers?
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