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Shinnosuke Abe


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I'm going to Tokyo in a couple days, so I was looking into buying tix to a ballgame there, when I came across the great Shinnosuke Abe.

 

He just turned 25 today. He's a catcher. And he's currently on his way to the Japanese triple crown. I don't know anything else about him. I mean he probably looks like Ichiro, and weighs about 160, which might not be something you're looking for in an MLB catcher, but who gives a crap. What could be cooler than a Japanese catcher? Forget Castro, I want Abe.

 

Update: He's about 5'11", 180 lbs.

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he isnt eligable to be a FA

 

they might not want to "post" him to MLB teams since the Giants have a large financial backing.

 

and how is your starting catcher goign to comunicate with your pitchers when he speaks zero english? this is one position i think would be really hard to adapt.

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he isnt eligable to be a FA

 

they might not want to "post" him to MLB teams since the Giants have a large financial backing.

 

and how is your starting catcher goign to comunicate with your pitchers when he speaks zero english? this is one position i think would be really hard to adapt.

Hey, quit raining on my parade...

 

He's a home run hitting JAPANESE catcher...this trumps all other considerations. I don't care if we have to kidnap him.

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no way a 180 pound guy is going to be more than a 12-15 homer guy in the majors

 

 

best case scenario with this guy would probably be Jason Kendall

 

 

and if he is putting up big time numbers in Japan, the price to sign him will probably be more than he is worth in major league value

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no way a 180 pound guy is going to be more than a 12-15 homer guy in the majors

 

 

best case scenario with this guy would probably be Jason Kendall

 

 

and if he is putting up big time numbers in Japan, the price to sign him will probably be more than he is worth in major league value

I agree. Many of these guy are overrated. The SS Matsui for the Mets hasn't done much and he's better than this guy. Give Matt Treanor a chance!

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he isnt eligable to be a FA

 

they might not want to "post" him to MLB teams since the Giants have a large financial backing.

 

and how is your starting catcher goign to comunicate with your pitchers when he speaks zero english? this is one position i think would be really hard to adapt.

tell me how Atkinori Otzuka and Ramon Hernandez comunicate ? ... ohh yeah and add Bruce Boche to the mound visit and you have 3 different languages

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he isnt eligable to be a FA

 

they might not want to "post" him to MLB teams since the Giants have a large financial backing.

 

and how is your starting catcher goign to comunicate with your pitchers when he speaks zero english? this is one position i think would be really hard to adapt.

Catchers have been surviving for years when the other pitcher doesn't know the language. You speak vuisually until you can pick up enough of the pitcher's language to speak coherently (nd vice versa), and then you go about things that way.

 

Adaptation is necessary for survival.

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