So, what do you think of this Aubrey Huff guy? Want him for three years?
Friday, December 22, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Today's topic: Herrera and Kuwata.
"Especially in the case of Kuwata, the signing might be partly a symbolic gesture to make the Pirates' name known to other potential talent in Japan. It might seem hollow, but scouts who work abroad will tell you that this sort of thing matters."Reminding people that the Bucs are, in fact, a MLB team, is a prerequisite to future international signings.
Also on Kuwata and Herrera:
Wilbur at OnlyBucs asks whether the Bucs are now ready to compete overseas.
Pat at WHYGAVS proposes Kuwata's tryout be marketed as a reality game show.
For going 12-4, 11-5 and 10-6 to win weeks 15, 14, and 13, respectively, in the HW NFL pick 'em challenge. Don't short these folks just due to the lax triple hail - drink up. Just two weeks left, starting with the game tonight.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
What are your thoughts on the eighteen-month layoff recently enjoyed by Yoslan Herrera?
My hunch is he'll be rusty for a month or two, and then better than ever.
That looks like a good signing to me. I was cool to the idea of Kuwata until I learned he talks to the ball, Mark Fidrych-style. Bones and I have long advocated the use of innovative crowd-pleasing tactics. Now that Jack has asked how this will work for Kuwata in America, I'm highly interested. I'll buy tickets just to see if our American balls can understand his Japanese wisdom.