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2016 MLB Season Thread - Page 62

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

Dice K was a "power nibbler" which meant that when the scouting caught up with him he'd get shelled... he'd shy away from his plus 4 seam fastball (which could reach 97) and try to two seam a 91mph one on the corner and just take the walk or worst get hammered.
Darvish looks to be a normal tall power pitcher/curveball guy comparable to josh beckett... so if he's undisciplined and challenges too much he'll get shelled....I'm rooting for the guy... hopefully he's not hard headed and also gets used to the MLB baseballs (larger seams/stitching).

Is the mound closer to the plate in Japan, I honestly don't know.
post #917 of 5143
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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post

Is the mound closer to the plate in Japan, I honestly don't know.

No.

He's also nothing like Dice-K or the other Japanese pitchers (some of whom have actually been decent, if not worth their high price tags). He's younger has a different style of pitching... From what I've heard, barring injury or some severe culture shock/homesickness its hard to imagine him not being successful here.

Also--can you name the two Japanese baseball players with most wins in the MLB? number 2 will :mindfuck: you.
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No.
He's also nothing like Dice-K or the other Japanese pitchers (some of whom have actually been decent, if not worth their high price tags). He's younger has a different style of pitching... From what I've heard, barring injury or some severe culture shock/homesickness its hard to imagine him not being successful here.
Also--can you name the two Japanese baseball players with most wins in the MLB? number 2 will :mindfuck: you.

Without looking it up I'm going to go with Nomo and Kaz Ishii.
post #919 of 5143
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Without looking it up I'm going to go with Nomo and Kaz Ishii.

1) correct
2) nope... smile.gif
post #920 of 5143
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

1) correct
2) nope... smile.gif

It can't be Irabu.
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It can't be Irabu.

You would be correct.
post #922 of 5143
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

You would be correct.

Surprised he killed himself, not a bad being the second winningest Japanese pitcher. But I guess being known as the Fat Toad was too much for him.
post #923 of 5143
Jamie Moyer to the Rockies. Oh no, that old man may get killed pitching out there.
post #924 of 5143
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Surprised he killed himself, not a bad being the second winningest Japanese pitcher. But I guess being known as the Fat Toad was too much for him.

You would be correct in that it was not him...
post #925 of 5143
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

You would be correct in that it was not him...

Is the guy Japanese or some American born on an Army base in Japan?
post #926 of 5143
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Is the guy Japanese or some American born on an Army base in Japan?

A legit japanese.
post #927 of 5143
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

A legit japanese.

Can't believe I'm not going to get this, but I give up. Who?
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Tomo Ohka :gasp:

Wow, I totally forgot about that guy. Sweet lord.
post #930 of 5143
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Can't believe I'm not going to get this, but I give up. Who?

+1. Its kind of annoying me that I can't think of it.
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