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12-15-2011, 10:17 AM
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Ugh, the "gyroball". A curveball that doesn't curve. A fastball that spins the laces around instead of back. No movement. Total trick pitch.
Anyways, I agree that Japanese pitchers are dicey, there's been no real consistency in what you're buying. I do think Darvish might be different, though... and considering the DiceK price and subsequent poor performance the past few years,
I think that whoever gets Darvish won't pay NEAR what the Sox did to get Matsuzaka.
I will totally admit I've been high on Darvish for a while. He's a high-strikeout pitcher, which plays well in the AL East (if the Jays were in fact heavy bidders).
He absolutely could be the next Key Igawa, too. It's high-risk, high-reward to be sure. Regardless of how it turns out, I would definitely WATCH the games to find out.
I believe it was Buster Olney who was reporting that combined posting fee with contract, it should be right around $100M. Dice-K was $103M.
But yeah, as long as it brings intrigue and more fans, I guess Rogers would be happy
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