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    Re: Cubs sign Soriano to 8 year $136M deal

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I kinda figured that's what you meant. My point is, the fans in Japan won't clamor for an average pitcher. They don't clamor for mediocre. The do for Ichiro.

    So this guy has to be Ichiro on the mound for the Red Sox to make an impact in Japan.

    But the point is, if he isn't, they'll survive it. The Reds could not.
    No they woln't. But I'd bet they clamor for the Red Sox as a team regardless of the individual player. If that's a catalysist to these other income streams, the performance of the pitcher is almost irrlevant.

    Honestly, I have no idea what the efforts of teams over the years have been to tap into the market over there. Maybe the Yankees and Bo Sox already have TV chanels, merchandizing operations and other promotions going on?
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    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Cubs sign Soriano to 8 year $136M deal

    dunno. but the Yankees and RedSox do sell their merchandise all over the world, and sell well.

    As I said though, it's the kind of risk the Red Sox can take. The Reds cannot.
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