I’m fascinated but a little nervous how this turns out at that price and length. But I’m sure they’ve done their research. A Luis Arraez-type hitter would look great on the Sox.OH HELL YES.
I've been expecting us to be in on everybody without a QO attached, so this is goddamn rad in my book.
I’ll try to find it but some of the big NPB writers were discussing the Japanese FAs on a YouTube video or podcast I was listening to in like October and said that Yoshida is a much better hitter than Suzuki. Smaller with less raw power and not as athletic. Also not very good defensively.I know Suzuki was really hyped last year, haven't dived into this guy yet as his posting period just started. Will have to do it now!
That sounds like Ichiro.(but I know it probably isn't)View: https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/1600637640205750273?s=46&t=XZPkFvk631IG_asZTygz0A
On new #RedSox outfielder Masataka Yoshida, Team Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama told me, “He has a talent to hit . . . He could hit for distance. He can hit for contact. He can adjust. He has a smaller build but the ability and talent to do anything.” @MLBNetwork @MLB
I wasn’t a Conforto fan but the advantage of Nimmo was you’d still have a really good OBP guy out of the lead-off spot but you’d also get another elite CFer who could push Kiké to RF.I like this so much better than options like Nimmo or Conforto