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Daisuke Matsuzaka


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Looks like he has great control/stuff, but that is with a lighter baseball and poorer quality of hitters.

 

We'll have to see. Looks like we finally have a credible source and the Rangers "may have" bid $30,000,000.

 

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/sports/15978344.htm

Japan uses a lighter ball? Hmmm, didn't know that. It'll be interesting to see how he adjusts. If he can throw that screw ball type pitch with our ball, I won't be too worried.

 

 

 

I read that somewhere, I'm hoping we get him, we've went the safe route the last few years and now it's time to take a chance. Idally, we can get him and Zito and resign Padilla, that way we only have 1 spot to fill with one of our prospects. Ofcourse thats a dream, if we sign the Japanese guy we will be done with pitchers and will concentratre on resigning deRosa and getting a CF. mathews is gone IMO, he'll hit the jackpot and we just can't spend the money when we can get an adequate CF somewhere. We may go after a bat, but with Mike Young's average and Tex's and Blalocks power, i don't think we really need a big bat.

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Japan uses a lighter ball? Hmmm, didn't know that. It'll be interesting to see how he adjusts. If he can throw that screw ball type pitch with our ball, I won't be too worried.

I read that somewhere, I'm hoping we get him, we've went the safe route the last few years and now it's time to take a chance. Idally, we can get him and Zito and resign Padilla, that way we only have 1 spot to fill with one of our prospects. Ofcourse thats a dream, if we sign the Japanese guy we will be done with pitchers and will concentratre on resigning deRosa and getting a CF. mathews is gone IMO, he'll hit the jackpot and we just can't spend the money when we can get an adequate CF somewhere. We may go after a bat, but with Mike Young's average and Tex's and Blalocks power, i don't think we really need a big bat.

 

David Wright mentioned that the Japanese use a lighter baseball than the MLB (Last Spring Training when talking to an umpire about a Japanese pitcher we had recently acquired [who found to be guilty of using steroids a month later]) I think that 'screwball' type pitch you're referring to that everyone is talking about is the new "gyroball" which turned out to be a hoax, Matsuzaka seemed a little puzzled after people talked to him about it. People went frenzy over it saying it would revolutionize the game, and it's "still in the making" or something.

 

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