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Postby jtsandwich » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:50 pm

Intersting, it is making me think a bit more about what $ I am willing to pay for Yu.

"Adapting will be key for Darvish and it was something that has proven more difficult over time for Matsuzaka. Pitchers in Japan have an extra day off, pitching only once every six days. Additionally, there are the concerns regarding the type of baseball that is used in each league. A ball in Japan is slightly smaller and more tightly wound than a Major League baseball and has caused issues with many pitchers making the transition as the grips do not translate as effectively. The strike zones are also different. The narrower zone on the inside part of the plate means that many pitchers in Japan have not learned to effectively pitch inside. It is far wider away from a hitter, creating an overall larger zone than is seen in the US game. This could be part of the cause with the increased home run numbers seen in pitchers like Matsuzaka."

Anyone have an opinion on this? I had Yu valued at about $15 in a standard 5x5 13 team mixed. Am I a bit to high?
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Re: Interesting Japan/Davish article...

Postby MaudDib » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:36 am

I wouldn't be worried about all that. That is information that was already known, for me anyway. It doesn't change the quality of stuff that Darvish has and that he is a completely different pitcher than Dice-K is. $15 seems about right too me.
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