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Two pitchers from the Netherlands who should be on the Mets radar

The offseason is officially on its way now that the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series.  For the New York Mets, it has been a month since they last played and it’s getting to the point where the roster construction moves to the forefront.  In the coming days, teams will be making their qualifying offers to their free agent players; if they turn the offers down they are...
Via Mets360.com
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers hire head scout for Japan

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Isao O'Jimi as the team's head scout in Japan. He worked for the New York Mets from 1997-2011, starting as a scout before he was promoted to director of Pacific Rim scouting. O'Jimi was involved in the Mets' signings of Masato Yoshii, Jae Seo, Jorge Toca, Tsuyoshi Shinjo, Satoru Komiyama, Kazuo Matsui, Dae-sung Koo, Timo Perez and...
Via AP on Fox
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Mets Second Basemen: Positional Study

This is my second article in an occasional series in which I will look at the way that a single franchise has filled a single position over the course of time: stars and stopgaps, free agents and trades, hot prospects and positional conversions. Last time, I examined Atlanta Braves centerfielders. This week, I will look at another up-the-middle position for another National League...
Via Fangraphs
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Major Leaguer Reaches Milestone in Japan

I'm not going to lie to you...I don't remember Alex Ramirez and his Major League career.But, after a quick trip to Baseball-Reference, I'm reminded that he played 135 games in the bigs between 1998-2000 for both the Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates.Well, the outfielder seems to have made a name for himself over in Japan.According to The Japan Times, the Yokohama...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Burning the Mets: Kazuo Matsui

The Deal: In 2003 the New York Mets signed Japanese SS Kazuo Matsui to a 3 year deal worth $20 million. Kaz Matsui was a star shortstop in Japan. In his last season in Japan, Matsui hit .305 with 33 home runs and 84 RBI. The numbers were impressive, but as soon as Matsui arrived in Flushing something seemed to be missing. Somewhere during the trip to New York, it seemed as though...
Via BigAppleMetsTalk
March 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Things You Can Still Purchase: Kazuo Matsui Replica Jersey

You know what you can still purchase from MLB.com? Source (Ok, I guess if you read the title of the article, you already knew the answer of that question) Seriously though, WHY DO THEY STILL HAVE THESE?
Via 213 Miles From Shea
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Things You Can Still Purchase: Kazuo Matsui Replica Jersey

You know what you can still purchase from MLB.com? Source (Ok, I guess if you read the title of the article, you already knew the answer of that question) Seriously though, WHY DO THEY STILL HAVE THESE?
Via 213 Miles From Shea
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Yankees Win Bid for Hiroyuki Nakajima

There have been reports stating that Nakajima was hoping to land on the West Coast, and I suspect (though cannot confirm) that he would prefer a starting gig as he is currently in the prime of his career. As such, it will be interesting to see if he accepts the Yankees offer, whatever it may be, to serve as their primary utility infielder - it would not be unprecedented for Nakajima...
Via Sliding Into Home
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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