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11-24-2012, 12:31 AM
Vamos Rafa
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Originally Posted by punk_o_holic View Post
All I know is Japan is screwed.

Following people declined...

Darvish (wants to focus and get ready for his 2nd season in the MLB)
Aoki (same reason as Darvish)
Iwakuma (same reason as Darvish)
Ichiro (said after they won their 2nd title, he decided that was his last and nothing has changed)
Kuroda (no reason)

On top of that, the 2 time MVP (Daisuke Matsuzaka) sucks now.

Hopefully, magically Japan repeats again but probably not.

They'll always find a way to succeed since they play this tournament seriously unlike teams that have rosters that are 100% major league talent. Teams like the US and Dominican Republic will have a lotmof substitutions throughout each game MLB team owners don't want their players to play full-time.

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