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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    And strike out is pronounced 'sanshin'.

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    I always hoped AA would find his stroke even more than so than other Reds who struggled. He was supremely loyal to the Reds.

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Loyal to the Reds? What does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    Loyal to the Reds? What does that mean?
    I seem to remember that he had a chance to be a minor league free agent and he said that there was, in his mind, no other option but to sign a minor league contract with the Reds. I think most players would have tried another organization.

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT View Post
    I seem to remember that he had a chance to be a minor league free agent and he said that there was, in his mind, no other option but to sign a minor league contract with the Reds. I think most players would have tried another organization.
    He was nontendered in 2018, could have signed anywhere. He chose to return, because the Reds were the best club for him to get mlb action and quickly. Not sure how that shows "loyalty".

    He was outrighted in 2022, didn't have the rights to declare free agency then.

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    He was nontendered in 2018, could have signed anywhere. He chose to return, because the Reds were the best club for him to get mlb action and quickly. Not sure how that shows "loyalty".

    He was outrighted in 2022, didn't have the rights to declare free agency then.
    But the reds with thier empty OF is probably still his best option to get back in the big leagues. The wording may be clumsy since English isn't his first language, but I think he's just trying to avoid burning any bridges.

    Aquino has hit well against minor league pitching. My guess is he'll do well in Japan.
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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    He was nontendered in 2018, could have signed anywhere. He chose to return, because the Reds were the best club for him to get mlb action and quickly. Not sure how that shows "loyalty".

    He was outrighted in 2022, didn't have the rights to declare free agency then.
    2018 was what I remembered. At the time I believe he said that he wanted to return to the Reds organization and he never considered signing elsewhere. i call that loyalty; you don't. So be it.

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Loved his arm. Cannon.

    For lack of a better way to put it: It sucks when guys like him just don't have what it takes to play in the majors. It certainly didnt seem for lack of effort/heart.

    Would love to see a comeback story for him down the road

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by ShyGuy View Post
    Loved his arm. Cannon.

    For lack of a better way to put it: It sucks when guys like him just don't have what it takes to play in the majors. It certainly didnt seem for lack of effort/heart.

    Would love to see a comeback story for him down the road
    It's a five tool game and guys with a lot of those tools get the rope. In the end he could not hit off speed stuff, no shame in that it's the oldest story in the hitters cannon

    Never say never

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    It's a five tool game and guys with a lot of those tools get the rope. In the end he could not hit off speed stuff, no shame in that it's the oldest story in the hitters cannon

    Never say never
    That is true that is why I have little faith in Barreo or Edlc

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    He was nontendered in 2018, could have signed anywhere. He chose to return, because the Reds were the best club for him to get mlb action and quickly. Not sure how that shows "loyalty".

    He was outrighted in 2022, didn't have the rights to declare free agency then.
    Prior to that, he became a minor league free agent after the 2017 season. He could have signed anywhere but returned to the Reds on a minor league deal. The Reds rewarded him with a cup of coffee but later cut him. I don't know if "loyalty" is the best term, but not a lot of Major Leaguers spend their entire careers with one organization anymore.

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Prior to that, he became a minor league free agent after the 2017 season. He could have signed anywhere but returned to the Reds on a minor league deal. The Reds rewarded him with a cup of coffee but later cut him. I don't know if "loyalty" is the best term, but not a lot of Major Leaguers spend their entire careers with one organization anymore.
    He was not a minor league free agent after the 2017 season.

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    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPBs Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    He was not a minor league free agent after the 2017 season.
    My bad. I thought he qualified as a 6-year minor league free agent even though 2017 was his 7th season with the organization.


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