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    Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    From Nikkan Sports; NOTE:: Unconfirmed from US sources

    Update:: has been confirmed by multiple US and Japanese sources.

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Pete Rose, Aroldis Chapman, Hank Aaron. They got all the famous Reds!

    Hope it's true though.
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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    Is that just more than $5M per season?

    If so, that's backup money.

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Is that just more than $5M per season?

    If so, that's backup money.
    yep, 3 year deal. Less AAV than Galvis lol

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    We got Shogo, lets go!!!

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Hopefully this is just going to be considered a minor move when the offseason comes to a close. I do like the move though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bah1286 View Post
    Hopefully this is just going to be considered a minor move when the offseason comes to a close. I do like the move though.
    If true I think this closes the books on Ozuna and Castellanos unfortunately. True to his word when Krall said a few months ago that they were looking for outfielders that could play defense as well. That stuck with me at the time and proved to be true.

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Quote Originally Posted by bah1286 View Post
    Hopefully this is just going to be considered a minor move when the offseason comes to a close. I do like the move though.
    Moustakas, Miley, then Akiyama-- he's a third piece, but decidedly third based on how much they (allegedly) shelled out already.

    Love the idea of Akiyama as a leadoff hitter/ fourth OF capable of being a .350 OBP bat.

    Akiyama/ Senzel OF
    Votto 1B
    Suarez 3B
    Moustakas 2B
    Senzel/ Winker OF
    Senzel/ Aquino OF
    Galvis SS
    Barnsali C

    SS and C still appear weak-- SS moreso.

    I don't know what the plan is there, but they'll need one.

    That they still haven't addressed the backup means they're still probably looking for upgrades.

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Quote Originally Posted by cnwizz View Post
    We got Shogo, lets go!!!
    I see a Shoney’s tie-in coming.

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Now being reported by Yahoo Japan

    https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2...-nksports-base

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Is that just more than $5M per season?

    If so, that's backup money.
    Or starting SS money

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    If I could read it I would believe it!
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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

    Bonzai!

    I think he will be a valuable addition. Sign me up.

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    Re: Nikkan Sports: Reds Sign Shogo Akiyama

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    Shogo Akiyama agrees with Reds for three years, competing in the japanese uncivilised land
    12/31 (Tuesday) 3:00 delivery Daily Sports
    Shogo Akiyama agrees with Reds for three years, competing in the japanese uncivilised land
    Shogo Seibu Akiyama (photo taken on August 22, 2019)
    On the 30th, Seibu's outfielder Shogo Akiyama, 31, who is aiming to become an overseas free agent (FA) player, has reached a basic agreement with the Reds.

    It is expected to be a large-scale contract totaling more than 15 million dollars (approximately 1.65 billion yen) over the three-year total, including volume. In the five teams, including the Cubs and Diamondbacks, they narrowed it down to Le's army, which had the highest rating, and reached an agreement on terms. It is expected that he will undergo a medical check-up and sign a formal contract in the near future.

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    Akiyama narrowed down the new world to the Reds and reached a basic agreement on terms. To sum up the story of people involved in the U.S. baseball world, it is likely to be a large-scale contract of more than 15 million dollars (approximately 1.65 billion yen) including volume in a multi-year contract of three years. Compared to the four-year 2 billion yen that Seibu had presented in the residual negotiations, it is said that it is a favorable condition that exceeds on an annual salary basis. The Reds, who had led the other teams from the negotiation stage, fired the game as it was.

    The battle, which lasted about two months after the exercise of overseas FA rights in late November, has finally come to an end. He negotiated directly with four teams, including the Cubs, Diamondbacks and Rays, at a winter meeting in San Diego, USA, in early December. After that, the Padres also made a name for themselves, and there was a competition for the five teams to win. Among them, he chose the Reds, who have consistently shown high praise as the No.1 midfielder, and crossed the sea.

    The Reds are the only Japanese player in the 30 Major League baseball teams to have never played in the majors. It is based in Cincinnati, facing the Ohio River. Although he built a golden age in the 70s, the league title was the last time he left 90 years after winning the World Series. This season finished in fourth place in the Na League. In order to win the championship for the first time in 30 years, the team will rebuild their strength by reinforcing Akiyama as the team's axis.

    Akiyama continued his rehabilitation on October 31 st. 1st due to a broken right ring finger, and in a baseball class on 22 October, he lifted the ban on a soft-funder full swing. At that time, he also said, "I think i'll be all right about that," and showed off his steady recovery. The practice continues at the end of the year and the New Year. At the beginning of the year, he will enter the site, undergo a medical check-up, and sign a formal contract. The team color of the new heaven and earth is red. "Reds Akiyama" is born wearing a new uniform.

    Cincinnati Reds: 75 wins and 87 losses in the 19th season (4th in na League). He has won the league five times in the world, nine league titles, and made it to the postseason 15 times. The 19-year season's total annual salary of 134 million dollars (approximately 14.7 billion yen) ranked 14th out of 30 teams. It is based at the Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati). The coach is David Bell (75 wins and 87 losses). Its predecessor, Red Stockings, was founded in 1881 and boasts a history of 138 years, including its era. In the 1970s, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, Pete Rose and others were called the "Big Red Machine" and were regulars in the postseason. The current team includes a first baseman bot who has been selected for six times at the ball, a third-baseman Moustakas, who has been selected three times, and Bauer, the starting right-hander of the pro-Japanese family who came to Japan now and gathered a lot of attention.

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