Originally posted by NEILYNG
Thanks -- but realize your opinion is not welcome unless it "fits" some other persons preset agenda. At least that is the way they like to portray it.
I agree that Petagine never was given an appropriate shot in the MLB. Mart Brenneman feels the same way. Many people do. I also agree that his stats in Japan are actually superior to anyone who is currently there or has played the recently -- over a three or four year period.
Bill James -- who the sabre-geeks around here love to quote when what he says supposedly validates their viewpoints -- has written numerous commentaries on how the Japan Leagues are like somewhere between AAA and the Majors. He projects that the stats in Japan are about 3/4 of what the same player would do in MLB. These guys know he's written that -- yet are acting deaf, dumb and blind to it now.
I don't feel he is too old to be coming back here to play. Some guys actually get better in their thirties -- see Bonds, Barry.
I also do know -- from very reliable sources -- he would come here for less money than he is getting over there. He wants the chance to prove he can play in the ML and is confident enough in his own abilities to come over here for less -- in the short run -- to make more in the long run.
Anyway, you are a good guy -- I appreciate getting a normal message now and then too.
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