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Takatsufan
12-14-2004, 05:24 PM
What would you think about the White Sox signing Norihiro Nakamura from Japan? We could have a power hitting third baseman which wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

OG4LIFE
12-14-2004, 05:26 PM
why. i think its too premature to give up on crede and we have josh fields. spend the money elsewhere.

dumb idea.

eshunn2001
12-14-2004, 05:31 PM
He has hit about .260 over his japanese career. nothing to exciting there.......... But you heard it here 1st.. 2005 Crede Numbers, BA .295 HR 28 RBI 88.

soltrain21
12-14-2004, 05:34 PM
He has hit about .260 over his japanese career. nothing to exciting there.......... But you heard it here 1st.. 2005 Crede Numbers, BA .295 HR 28 RBI 88.

Wow, I wasn't aware you could be optimistic about anything. :smile:

eshunn2001
12-14-2004, 05:38 PM
Wow, I wasn't aware you could be optimistic about anything. :smile:Yeah, Let's keep this bit of optimism between us. :D:

Lip Man 1
12-14-2004, 08:09 PM
He is not a free agent, his rights still belong to his Japanese club. Meaning the Sox would have to purchase his rights for x amount of money, then offer him a deal worth a lot more then the one they got Takatsu with since he was a free agent.


Lip

humansushi
12-14-2004, 08:13 PM
What would you think about the White Sox signing Norihiro Nakamura from Japan? We could have a power hitting third baseman which wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
He wouldn't hit 20 homers over here. Matsui was hitting 50+ homers a year in Japan before coming to the yankees. Why would we expect power numbers from Nakamura whose production is on the decline after a wrist injury and could never reach that kind of production in Japan?

FedEx227
12-14-2004, 08:14 PM
depends on price, we do have Fields and Crede already at 3rd, but if he comes at a discount then why not add replace some of the power lost by the trading of Lee and Mags....all depends on price though, I'd rather get a solid SP.

ondafarm
12-14-2004, 08:42 PM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1220/1480397.html

Supposedly, he has accepted a $30 million 6 year contract from the Kintetsu Buffalos. That's only a slight raise.

A good but not outstanding hitter. http://www.japanesebaseball.com/players/player.jsp?PlayerID=55

A career .872 OBP + SLG guy.

humansushi
12-14-2004, 08:51 PM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1220/1480397.html

Supposedly, he has accepted a $30 million 6 year contract from the Kintetsu Buffalos. That's only a slight raise.

A good but not outstanding hitter. http://www.japanesebaseball.com/players/player.jsp?PlayerID=55

A career .872 OBP + SLG guy.
The signing was 2 years ago when he left the Mets high-n-dry. That is why there has to be a contract buyout from the Hanshin Tigers, before a contract can even be negotiated. He knows this is his last chance to play on the MLB and wants out of it now, as his production has declined over the 2 years since he last negotiated here.

SoxFanTillDeath
12-15-2004, 08:22 AM
depends on price, we do have Fields and Crede already at 3rd, but if he comes at a discount then why not add replace some of the power lost by the trading of Lee and Mags....all depends on price though, I'd rather get a solid SP.

Nice sig fedex227...sorta sounds familiar.

fuzzy_patters
12-15-2004, 09:30 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1220/1480397.html

Supposedly, he has accepted a $30 million 6 year contract from the Kintetsu Buffalos. That's only a slight raise.

A good but not outstanding hitter. http://www.japanesebaseball.com/players/player.jsp?PlayerID=55

A career .872 OBP + SLG guy.
It looks like his plate discipline is outstanding. Take a look at his OBP for the last five years:
2000 .381
2001 .434
2002 .400
2003 .357
2004 .390
Even if big league pitching were to take 25 points off those numbers, he would still be a very good hitter.

BeerHandle
12-15-2004, 02:09 PM
But you heard it here 1st.. 2005 Crede Numbers, BA .295 HR 28 RBI 88.
You are nuts. He is a bust!

Nellie_Fox
12-15-2004, 04:11 PM
But you heard it here 1st.. 2005 Crede Numbers, BA .295 HR 28 RBI 88.:rolling:

danimal81
12-15-2004, 04:14 PM
Nakamura/Perez vs Pierzynski/Sele(or other SP Cheapie)

or is KW gonna get the pitcher and call it a day?

DumpJerry
12-15-2004, 04:30 PM
Nakamura/Perez vs Pierzynski/Sele(or other SP Cheapie)

or is KW gonna get the pitcher and call it a day?:welcome: and love the sig!