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    Reds Sign Japanese Pitcher

    @jonmorosi: RH pitcher Wirfin Obispo, former Yu Darvish teammate w/ Nippon-Ham Fighters, signs minor-league deal with #Reds, source says
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    Isn't he from the Dominican Republic?

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    I think this could be a nice depth signing. He was decent for the DSL Reds before heading east. Interesting to sign someone who was once in your system. If nothing else he's pitched in some high pressure situations in Japan and won in their post season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    I think this could be a nice depth signing. He was decent for the DSL Reds before heading east. Interesting to sign someone who was once in your system. If nothing else he's pitched in some high pressure situations in Japan and won in their post season.
    He was dominant for that team. Looks like he might have gotten hurt in Japan. His ability to miss bats went away in 2010 and he only threw 1 IP last year.
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    I assume this means he can enter the country now. He was part of the same scandal that caught Alexi Ogando years ago. He was the Reds next Jose Rijo at one point. What could have been.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I assume this means he can enter the country now. He was part of the same scandal that caught Alexi Ogando years ago. He was the Reds next Jose Rijo at one point. What could have been.....
    I am sure that kind of talk was hyperbole.

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    Nippon Ham Fighters.

    Possibly the most awesome team name.

    Ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    Nippon Ham Fighters.

    Possibly the most awesome team name.

    Ever.
    Never seen Baseketball have you?

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    Okay, so his is a former Reds minor league guy. I thought I was having deja vu with the name.
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    Re: Reds Sign Japanese Pitcher

    Isn't he formerly Alexander Farfan, an old Reds farm hand?
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    Re: Reds Sign Japanese Pitcher

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    Isn't he formerly Alexander Farfan, an old Reds farm hand?
    I just googled that to find out.......... and I found a thread from 2007 in which you asked the same question. Funny stuff!

    It sounds like they are different people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    I just googled that to find out.......... and I found a thread from 2007 in which you asked the same question. Funny stuff!

    It sounds like they are different people.
    I guess you can't fix stupid.
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    Wirfin? Obispo?

    Sounds to close to Worthless Absymal to me.
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    I remember looking at his stats when he was with the DSL Reds. freakish numbers. I guess he's healthy now?
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    Re: Reds Sign Japanese Pitcher

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    Nippon Ham Fighters.

    Possibly the most awesome team name.

    Ever.
    Living in Atlanta, you're not far from the former home of THE best team name ever:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macon_Whoopee



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