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Postby BravesGuy » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:16 pm

thats a pretty cheap deal, what kind of numbers did he put up in japan.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:18 pm

Good stuff anything beats BJ's D
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Postby Another Blown Save » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:27 pm

Glad another Japanese player joined the AL East :-)

I can say that Iwamura is one the best fielding 3B I've watched in Japan. (6 GGs)

He strikes out a lot, but has good power, and has decent speed.
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Postby Old_Style » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:27 pm

http://www.japaneseballplayers.com/en/p ... id=iwamura

his stats in japan look pretty solid. i'm not really sure what it's worth over here though.
i'd probably compare him to iguchi.
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Postby thedude » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:33 pm

This is a pretty nice signing by the Rays. He will probably end up being a steal at that posting fee price and that contract.
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Postby The Cow » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:45 pm

Cheap player + D-Rays = good fit, lol. Might be a solid addition hard to say, not much invested dollarswise so worth a shot. Upton is not an IF.

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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:48 pm

I hope he works out. Sounds like a great utility player that defensively can excel at several positions, so that extra depth he adds definitely gives us some options with moving some young bats. We can move him to 2nd if Longoria has a good year this year in the minors. Hopefully this is the first smart signing in the Devil Rays franchise history. :-°
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