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1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 3:32PM #21
Joeybagadonutz
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This should be super easy. All they need to do is get Hideki Matsui and Masahiro Tanaka to escort this kid through the stadium to the field throw a nice bonus at him and then hit the town for sushi and saki and a night out on the town. Would he even want to get on a plane to Arlington?

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1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 3:44PM #22
NYC_Mike7
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Yanks have to tell him he will get the opportunity to hit and pitch, bottom line. if they are in the middle, he will not sign with them.

1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 4:01PM #23
Joeybagadonutz
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Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:44PM, NYC_Mike7 wrote:


Yanks have to tell him he will get the opportunity to hit and pitch, bottom line. if they are in the middle, he will not sign with them.




Yeah I forgot about that. That pretty much rules out every NL team too. We have an empty DH spot so it shouldn't be too tough to give him what he wants. 

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1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 4:06PM #24
kyloren
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Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:44PM, NYC_Mike7 wrote:


Yanks have to tell him he will get the opportunity to hit and pitch, bottom line. if they are in the middle, he will not sign with them.




oh yea that is a given which i am sure happens when we win the bid and negosiate with him. 


Can he play the field/Good Deffense or just DH?

1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 4:20PM #25
NYC_Mike7
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Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:06PM, kyloren wrote:


Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:44PM, NYC_Mike7 wrote:


Yanks have to tell him he will get the opportunity to hit and pitch, bottom line. if they are in the middle, he will not sign with them.




oh yea that is a given which i am sure happens when we win the bid and negosiate with him. 


Can he play the field/Good Deffense or just DH?




He has played the OF in Japan. While I havent seen a whole game of him playing the OF, according to stats he only has 4 errors in his lifetime playing the OF in the 4 years of pro ball in Japan.

1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 4:24PM #26
yank0428
Posts: 13,287

Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:13PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It's essentially up to Otani where he signs. Several teams will post the $20 Million for a chance to negotiate with him. The only other teams that I would have worried about would have been the Dodgers but they only have $300,000 to offer, same for the Astros. NY should be an easy choice for Otani. Tanaka is here, it's the biggest stage, we went deep into the playoffs andhave a good core of young talent. He'd be nuts to go anywhere else. 




Yea glad the Dodgers are out of it. It seems this kid wants the big stage. He could have waited and got a bigger payday. Now we could be wrong but it's no comparrison between the Yanks and Rangers.If he wants the big stage there is none bigger then here. With all the good young players, 2nd most money available, no full time DH, Matsui and Tanaka to recruit him the Yanks should get him. Hoping this happens. Scouts love him.

1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 4:51PM #27
Joeybagadonutz
Posts: 8,166

Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:24PM, yank0428 wrote:


Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:13PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It's essentially up to Otani where he signs. Several teams will post the $20 Million for a chance to negotiate with him. The only other teams that I would have worried about would have been the Dodgers but they only have $300,000 to offer, same for the Astros. NY should be an easy choice for Otani. Tanaka is here, it's the biggest stage, we went deep into the playoffs andhave a good core of young talent. He'd be nuts to go anywhere else. 




Yea glad the Dodgers are out of it. It seems this kid wants the big stage. He could have waited and got a bigger payday. Now we could be wrong but it's no comparrison between the Yanks and Rangers.If he wants the big stage there is none bigger then here. With all the good young players, 2nd most money available, no full time DH, Matsui and Tanaka to recruit him the Yanks should get him. Hoping this happens. Scouts love him.




Yeah I hope so- he's on top of my very short want list. Mike Minor is the other guy I want. The rest of the openings can be filled from within.

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1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 4:55PM #28
newinn
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Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:24PM, yank0428 wrote:


Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:13PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It's essentially up to Otani where he signs. Several teams will post the $20 Million for a chance to negotiate with him. The only other teams that I would have worried about would have been the Dodgers but they only have $300,000 to offer, same for the Astros. NY should be an easy choice for Otani. Tanaka is here, it's the biggest stage, we went deep into the playoffs andhave a good core of young talent. He'd be nuts to go anywhere else. 




Yea glad the Dodgers are out of it. It seems this kid wants the big stage. He could have waited and got a bigger payday. Now we could be wrong but it's no comparrison between the Yanks and Rangers.If he wants the big stage there is none bigger then here. With all the good young players, 2nd most money available, no full time DH, Matsui and Tanaka to recruit him the Yanks should get him. Hoping this happens. Scouts love him.




Yank, do you really believe the Yanks willlet him pitch AND play the outfield or DH? I might be wrong but I don't see it. Throw 80 pitches on pitch day then go deep in the corner in left to make a throw to 2nd the next or even 2 days later. I'd be surprised but I've been surprised before I guess

1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 5:13PM #29
Joeybagadonutz
Posts: 8,166

Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:55PM, newinn wrote:


Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:24PM, yank0428 wrote:


Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:13PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It's essentially up to Otani where he signs. Several teams will post the $20 Million for a chance to negotiate with him. The only other teams that I would have worried about would have been the Dodgers but they only have $300,000 to offer, same for the Astros. NY should be an easy choice for Otani. Tanaka is here, it's the biggest stage, we went deep into the playoffs andhave a good core of young talent. He'd be nuts to go anywhere else. 




Yea glad the Dodgers are out of it. It seems this kid wants the big stage. He could have waited and got a bigger payday. Now we could be wrong but it's no comparrison between the Yanks and Rangers.If he wants the big stage there is none bigger then here. With all the good young players, 2nd most money available, no full time DH, Matsui and Tanaka to recruit him the Yanks should get him. Hoping this happens. Scouts love him.




Yank, do you really believe the Yanks willlet him pitch AND play the outfield or DH? I might be wrong but I don't see it. Throw 80 pitches on pitch day then go deep in the corner in left to make a throw to 2nd the next or even 2 days later. I'd be surprised but I've been surprised before I guess




I think they'll let him DH. If we had a large contract hanging around that needed the DH spot free I could see them passing on him, but since we don't have a DH right now it's a good fit if the kid can hit. 

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1 week ago  ::  Nov 10, 2017 - 5:53PM #30
RobS44
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Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:55PM, newinn wrote:


Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:24PM, yank0428 wrote:


Nov 10, 2017 -- 3:13PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It's essentially up to Otani where he signs. Several teams will post the $20 Million for a chance to negotiate with him. The only other teams that I would have worried about would have been the Dodgers but they only have $300,000 to offer, same for the Astros. NY should be an easy choice for Otani. Tanaka is here, it's the biggest stage, we went deep into the playoffs andhave a good core of young talent. He'd be nuts to go anywhere else. 




Yea glad the Dodgers are out of it. It seems this kid wants the big stage. He could have waited and got a bigger payday. Now we could be wrong but it's no comparrison between the Yanks and Rangers.If he wants the big stage there is none bigger then here. With all the good young players, 2nd most money available, no full time DH, Matsui and Tanaka to recruit him the Yanks should get him. Hoping this happens. Scouts love him.




Yank, do you really believe the Yanks willlet him pitch AND play the outfield or DH? I might be wrong but I don't see it. Throw 80 pitches on pitch day then go deep in the corner in left to make a throw to 2nd the next or even 2 days later. I'd be surprised but I've been surprised before I guess




As they say, it only takes one.  I do believe there is at least one, possibly 2 or 3 that would let him do both, though I also think it is more likely to be a team that needs to put fannies in the seats and his novelty willl do that, at least at first and so long as he does both reasonably well.


He comes dirt cheap so not much financial risk.   If they were looking at a Tanaka type contract, yeh, probably no way they risk it if they think he is a pitcher first.

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