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Lip Man 1
01-26-2007, 01:31 PM
January 27, 2005 - So who needs scouts? (just joking...) Sox G.M. Ken Williams signs Japanese second baseman Tadahito Iguchi after watching video tape on him. Iguchi turns into a very solid second baseman and second hitter in the lineup delivering defense, home runs and RBIís to a team that would go on to take the World Series.

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IndianWhiteSox
01-26-2007, 01:35 PM
Another great unsung move.

gobears1987
01-26-2007, 02:18 PM
I wouldn't call it an unsung move. Everyone was excited about it.

IndianWhiteSox
01-26-2007, 02:20 PM
But I didn't remember it being more than a 30 second mention as opposed to AJP where he was the king of controversy.

By the way, nice sig.

102605
01-26-2007, 02:51 PM
Iguchi is such a solid ballplayer. He got things started many times during the span of the 2005 season. I thought he deserved more of a ROY voting but he did get a ring.

gobears1987
01-26-2007, 05:32 PM
Iguchi is such a solid ballplayer. He got things started many times during the span of the 2005 season. I thought he deserved more of a ROY voting but he did get a ring.
I personally wouldn't have voted for him for ROY, but that's because I think it's unfair to give it to Japanese players who are already established international ballplayers who then come over to MLB. ROY is more for players who are brought up through farm systems.