Found December 17, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
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            In what has become a bizarre beginning to the Milwaukee Brewers’ off-season, the notion continues with a $2.5 million bid to win the rights to Japanese Outfielder Norichika Aoki. Aoki is one of the best hitters in Japan and has posted a .336 career batting average during his first seven seasons. If the Brewers can strike a deal in the next 30 days, he will join a crowded outfield consisting of Ryan Braun, Corey Hart and Nyjer Morgan. With a deal like this, you can’t happened but wonder whether Braun really will miss 50 games or if a trade involving Hart or Morgan is in the works. Last season, Aoki put up a .292/.358/.360 split which was a considerable slump from his 2010 numbers (.358/.435/.509). Nonetheless, he’s still considered one of the best pure hitters overseas and some have went as far to compare him to the great Ichiro. He’s not a great defender and does not have a great throwing arm. That would most likely put him in left field, the spot where Braun reigns sup...
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