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Postby looptid » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:58 am

Havok1517 wrote:4 man rotations are more common than 3 man and I believe Nippon uses a 4 man presently. But Matsuzaka had a ton more pitches on his arm at 20 than Darvish. Matsuzaka's arm as a 17 year old likely saw more pitches than most major leaguers. But if we were to name top pitching prospects world wide, I think I'd have Darvish right behind Bailey & Hughes.

I stand corrected. I would hesitate to make direct durability comparisons between Matsuzaka and Darvish, as Matsuzaka is already safely on the other side of of his early twenties (when pitchers see an increase in injury risk).
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Postby JTWood » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:33 am

Excellent. Another high-profile, Japanese pitcher.

We're going to need $70M-$80M for the right to wash his undies, and a snappy nickname comprised of either his first initial and some variation of his last name or a famous Japanese cultural film icon.

Someone call Boras. ;-7
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Postby greenandgold » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:41 am

JTWood wrote:Excellent. Another high-profile, Japanese pitcher.

We're going to need $70M-$80M for the right to wash his undies, and a snappy nickname comprised of either his first initial and some variation of his last name or a famous Japanese cultural film icon.

Someone call Boras. ;-7


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Postby JTWood » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:34 am

greenandgold wrote:
JTWood wrote:Excellent. Another high-profile, Japanese pitcher.

We're going to need $70M-$80M for the right to wash his undies, and a snappy nickname comprised of either his first initial and some variation of his last name or a famous Japanese cultural film icon.

Someone call Boras. ;-7


The Hurling Darvish

Ohh... Nice try, but I'm sorry. The Hurling Darvish is both too clever (no first initial) and a Turkish cultural reference. We need something more like U-Mothra or Y-Sushi before he'll be accepted in the MLB.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:34 am

JTWood wrote:Excellent. Another high-profile, Japanese pitcher.

We're going to need $70M-$80M for the right to wash his undies, and a snappy nickname comprised of either his first initial and some variation of his last name or a famous Japanese cultural film icon.

Someone call Boras. ;-7


I think as more players head over this way, their translated performance will be easier to predict. But yeah, the current system is severely flawed. It's like a meat market.
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Postby Surfs up » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:54 pm

I seem to remember somebody asking Matsuzaka who the next great player to come out of Japan was and he said there really wasn't one coming soon.
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Postby BJSFAN123 » Tue May 13, 2008 2:24 pm

fatnub2339 wrote:He says that at the end of the second video. When asked how many years it'll be before going to the majors, he states that the majors has never been of interest to him, and that he has always admired the Japanese league the most, and that he'll probably never come over to the majors


Until he gets offered a ridiculous amount of cash :-D
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Re: Yu Darvish (youtube)...the next Matsuzaka

Postby neoforce » Tue May 13, 2008 3:05 pm

oh well, the videos aren't there anymore:

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Gaora Sports Channel


This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.
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Postby freeling_prideful » Tue May 13, 2008 3:07 pm

I'd like to see a velocity reading on his fastballs, they don't look all that special at the moment. Dice-K almost certainly throws harder and has roughly equal breaking stuff.
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Postby slomo007 » Tue May 13, 2008 3:58 pm

I'm betting he speaks the universal language of $$$,$$$,$$$.00.
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