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Thread: Japan Times: Daisuke Matsuzaka coming to US in '07

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    Smells Like Teen Spirit jmcclain19's Avatar
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    Japan Times: Daisuke Matsuzaka coming to US in '07

    Well, let the rumors of his future location begin.

    From today's Baseball Prospectus

    The Japan Times is reporting that Daisuke Matsuzaka, the Seibu ace who dominated during the Classic, will be posted. I was able to talk with several front offices about Matsuzaka and all agree that his posting will be in the $20m range with a salary demand "not unlike Jose Contreras now, maybe more," according to an AL executive. Everyone I asked about Matsuzaka asked two questions: what is a gyroball and how much damage has his arm taken with his insane workload?

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    Re: Japan Times: Daisuke Matsuzaka coming to US in '07

    Seattle, New York (both teams), or the Dodgers.

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    Danger is my business! oneupper's Avatar
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    Re: Japan Times: Daisuke Matsuzaka coming to US in '07

    Wish it were us instead of US...
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."


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    Re: Japan Times: Daisuke Matsuzaka coming to US in '07

    Per Everything2.com the skinny on Mats and his gyroball:

    But getting back to the heart of the matter, does the pitch really exist? It remains hard to say. Many Japanese players say they have never even heard of it, but others say it does exist. For a long time it was rumored that Daisuke Matsuzaka, widely considered the best Japanese pitcher alive, had mastered the pitch and had thrown it in a live game. There was even a grainy video that circulated the web purporting to show him throwing the pitch in a real game. In a recent interview however, Matsuzaka said he has never thrown the pitch in a live game, although tanatalizingly, he said that he is trying to learn the pitch and thinks he has thrown it in practice sessions.

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    Re: Japan Times: Daisuke Matsuzaka coming to US in '07

    Thought you might be interested in this writeup...

    There and Back Again...

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    Re: Japan Times: Daisuke Matsuzaka coming to US in '07

    And here is everything you would want to know about the gyroball.


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