Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels

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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:44 pm

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Why in the blue [expletive] does North post there?


I don't understand how any intelligent fan does. That place is an echo chamber of idiocy.
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Postby big ball chunky time » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:20 pm

very much in lust with this man
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:07 pm

Last 2 starts:

15 IP / 5 H / 23 Ks / 2 BBs / 0 Rs
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:00 am



He hit a HR and struck out 10 in his last start this past Sunday.
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby davell » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:14 am

[expletive] thinks he's Steve Nebraska.
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:57 am

So is this freak posting soon or what?
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Postby davell » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:17 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:So is this freak posting soon or what?


He already is, he's still under mod control though.
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Postby snoodmonger » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:08 pm

plz sign and put him in the rotation b4 hammel's next start
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:35 pm



This HR off of former Cubs pitcher T. Wada.
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby Liam Neeson » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:46 pm

So lets assume that some team actually lets him play the OF on his non pitching days.

How is it going to work for fantasy baseball purposes? You have to draft 2 different players? He gets SP and OF position eligibility?

His hang up is that he wants to play in the OF right? He wouldn't be happy being the DH?
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:57 pm

Obviously aware it was my birthday:



This guy's the best young RHSP on the planet and half this thread is about how awesome a year he's having offensively.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:36 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:Obviously aware it was my birthday:



This guy's the best young RHSP on the planet and half this thread is about how awesome a year he's having offensively.


let's pump the brakes there, chief.
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:39 pm

TruffleShuffle wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:Obviously aware it was my birthday:



This guy's the best young RHSP on the planet and half this thread is about how awesome a year he's having offensively.


let's pump the brakes there, chief.


Who's better? Syndergaard? I can give on Syndergaard
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:22 am

Liam Neeson wrote:So lets assume that some team actually lets him play the OF on his non pitching days.

How is it going to work for fantasy baseball purposes? You have to draft 2 different players? He gets SP and OF position eligibility?

His hang up is that he wants to play in the OF right? He wouldn't be happy being the DH?


I'll bet you eleventy trillion dollars there's zero chance this happens.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:16 am

So I've read Shohei has missed some time pitching the past month but have struggled to find the exact ailment. I've seen wrist injury, blister but nothing definite (possibly because I'm bad at finding the right Japanese article to translate).
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:44 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:So I've read Shohei has missed some time pitching the past month but have struggled to find the exact ailment. I've seen wrist injury, blister but nothing definite (possibly because I'm bad at finding the right Japanese article to translate).


As far as I can tell - he got hit on the middle finger by a pitch. I'm not 100% on that.
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:59 am

http://lastwordonbaseball.com/2016/09/02/shohei-otani/

I'm only linking to talk about this, since it seems to happen consistently:

Expect teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers (the Dodgers were reportedly close to signing Otani in 2012), Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, and the New York Yankees to make a strong push to sign Otani once he is posted.


It irks me to not see the Cubs here out of principle. One because they're just the obvious landing spot for Otani - the age, the SP need, their want for an international level superstar, the versatility, and just where we are in baseball history. The only team I'm even going to pretend they are competing with is the Dodgers. Two because it feels like a whole lot of people are still playing dumb on the Cubs' spending power moving forward. It is as if this isn't one of the three entertainment capitals in America, with arguably baseball's biggest individual domestic fan base and a growing one internationally, on a path to basically just be printing money by the end of the decade. The Braves, for horsefeathers's sake!

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:02 am

Sorry, but as the URL clearly says, that is the last word on baseball. Maybe next time.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:04 am

I thought we were all horsefeathers pitchers these days.
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby mul21 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:13 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:I thought we were all [expletive] pitchers these days.


Well, yeah, but this guy is also a dongsmith so we're on board right?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:15 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:I thought we were all [expletive] pitchers these days.

When they only cost money they don't suck quite as much
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Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Postby Derwood » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:32 pm

mul21 wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:I thought we were all [expletive] pitchers these days.


Well, yeah, but this guy is also a dongsmith so we're on board right?


So he's Matt Bush?
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