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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #150: December 03, 2017, 11:41:39 PM »
He's from a small village in Northern Japan akin to Wisconsin or Michigan.  And he went on to play for Nippon Ham in Hokkaido which is snow country and equivalent to Minneapolis.  So I'm not sure if he cares for big cities or the sun.  Seems like he thinks differently than the normal player.  With that trajectory he ends up in Minnesota.



Is he from Norway or Japan?  Everything you're saying sounds more to me like the type of player who would go to Seattle.

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #151: December 03, 2017, 11:45:24 PM »
I heard the Nats sent him a postcard of the monuments as their pitch. it's all the budget rizzo had.

Offline Slateman

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #152: December 04, 2017, 07:36:41 AM »
Nats out of running, per Janes.

:lmao: Oh dear sweet Chelsea .... that anyone believed they were ever in the running

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #153: December 05, 2017, 07:13:58 AM »
There is zero chance he comes to DC
Rizzo sends scouts all the time. Zero chance the Learners offer enough money to make Otani come to DC.

Z-E-R-O
I will throw a pitch for the Washington Nationals before Otani ever does
ZERO CHANCE
So you're saying that Otani will make his decision based on market and competitiveness of the team?

Yea, ZERO CHANCE he comes here. None. While you all are sitting here fapping to Otani playing the OF full time and closing games for us, the Yankees, Dodgers, Angels, and Mariners are laughing at you, and making arrangements to welcome their new stud.
https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/937672406935785472
The seven teams that will meet Ohtani, confirmed to The Athletic from sources: #Dodgers; #Angels; #Padres; #Mariners; #SFGiants; #Rangers; #Cubs. Every other club is out.

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #154: December 05, 2017, 08:29:07 AM »
https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/937672406935785472
The seven teams that will meet Ohtani, confirmed to The Athletic from sources: #Dodgers; #Angels; #Padres; #Mariners; #SFGiants; #Rangers; #Cubs. Every other club is out.
so, all the west coast clubs except the As, plus Darvish's first club and Theo.

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #155: December 08, 2017, 02:19:41 PM »
Per multiple sources, Ohtani to Angels. His agency announced just now.

Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #156: December 08, 2017, 02:37:09 PM »
If I'm the Angels, I'd market Kole Calhoun to open an OF spot versus relying on Pujols to play 1B so that Ohtani can DH.  Pujols at 1B would be a disaster...that can can't bend over or move laterally at all anymore. 

Offline imref

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #157: December 08, 2017, 02:38:07 PM »
If I'm the Angels, I'd market Kole Calhoun to open an OF spot versus relying on Pujols to play 1B so that Ohtani can DH.  Pujols at 1B would be a disaster...that can can't bend over or move laterally at all anymore. 

are you saying he'd be better in the OF?  The Angels have him for 3 more seasons, he's going to play 1B or DH.

Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #158: December 08, 2017, 03:33:50 PM »
are you saying he'd be better in the OF?  The Angels have him for 3 more seasons, he's going to play 1B or DH.

No, read what I wrote again.  Trading Calhoun opens an OF spot for Ohtani, versus moving Pujols to 1B to open a DH spot for Ohtani.   

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #159: December 08, 2017, 04:09:58 PM »
No, read what I wrote again.  Trading Calhoun opens an OF spot for Ohtani, versus moving Pujols to 1B to open a DH spot for Ohtani.   

ah, got it.  Thanks.

Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #160: December 08, 2017, 04:30:30 PM »

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #161: December 08, 2017, 05:31:25 PM »
Unless he just wanted to play with Trout, I cannot for the life of me figure out why the Angels. I suspect there will be an investigation by MLB to look for shenanigans.

Offline mdnatsfan

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #162: December 08, 2017, 05:49:49 PM »
I predict he's over hyped.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #163: December 08, 2017, 05:52:14 PM »
Unless he just wanted to play with Trout, I cannot for the life of me figure out why the Angels. I suspect there will be an investigation by MLB to look for shenanigans.
They were only 5 games out of a playoff spot last year. They're not really that far away.

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #164: December 08, 2017, 05:56:16 PM »
They were only 5 games out of a playoff spot last year. They're not really that far away.

And Trout was hurt for two months

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #165: December 08, 2017, 05:57:48 PM »
And Trout was hurt for two months
Honestly, they're the team that should go after Arrieta.

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #166: December 08, 2017, 06:02:21 PM »
Honestly, they're the team that should go after Arrieta.

yeah, now is the time to go all in.  But even with that, good luck getting past Houston.

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #167: December 08, 2017, 06:34:49 PM »
Honestly, they're the team that should go after Arrieta.
Or Darvish
yeah, now is the time to go all in.  But even with that, good luck getting past Houston.
Trout for a full season and Dervish would have gotten them close to, if not into, the WC

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #168: December 08, 2017, 07:06:42 PM »
Angels are like DeBeers was with diamonds back in the day.  Pujols will make more than the GNP of some countries to sit.

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #169: December 08, 2017, 07:46:02 PM »
It’s a shame the Angels aren’t coming to Nats Park for a while. This is going to be a must-watch team.

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #170: December 08, 2017, 08:37:10 PM »
How is this guy going to be treated In fantasy? Do both his offensive stats and pitching stats count?

Offline Slateman

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #171: December 08, 2017, 09:26:40 PM »
How is this guy going to be treated In fantasy? Do both his offensive stats and pitching stats count?

Most leagues I've played in count both. I had Chris Davis in 2012

Offline hotshot

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #172: December 09, 2017, 08:26:36 AM »
Ohtani reportedly plays 1B too. Probably can fly their team charter as well.

Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #173: December 09, 2017, 09:57:56 AM »
How is this guy going to be treated In fantasy? ............


How appropriate he will be playing in Disneyland

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Re: Shohei Ohtani
« Reply #174: December 09, 2017, 11:31:26 AM »
If I'm the Angels, I'd market Kole Calhoun to open an OF spot versus relying on Pujols to play 1B so that Ohtani can DH.  Pujols at 1B would be a disaster...that can can't bend over or move laterally at all anymore. 
the other way to play it is to platoon Cron and Ohtani.  They don't think too much of Cron, it seems (see Luis Valbuena pick up).  Pujols can play 1B and DH.  Ohtani is not going to be in the line up every day, and keeping Cron and Calhoun gives them some depth if Ohtani can't hit in the majors. 

Oh, and I'm moving this to out of town.