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Cubs Won't Get to Know Yu
Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:55 PM
( admit it, when you first heard the name Nippon-Ham Fighters, you thought it was Nippon Ham-Fighters, not Nippon-Ham Fighters...and like me, you wondered what a Ham-Fighter was)
All I know is somewhere there is one happy roomful of Japanese business men. At least as happy as the roomful of them I saw in the 1984 cinematic classic "Bachelor Party"...starring a young Tom Hanks.
This is really like slave trading, or human trafficking. Think of that creepy scene in "Taken" where all of those guys are bidding on the young girls...except Darvish is in the little glass showcase thing and the creepy voice is saying..."10.7 strikeouts per 9 innings, and only 25 years old, projects out as an ace of a major league staff"...
Congrats to the Texas Rangers. They now get exclusive negotiating rights with Yu. ( I am sure that Texas was one of Yu's first choices as it has always been a haven for racial and cultural diversity)
One last note about the topic...the present ridiculous posting system can be blamed on one agent: Don Namura(I am guessing that "Namura" translated means Boras) Namura successfully wiggled his three clients; Hideo Nomo, Hidecki Irabu and one Alfonso Soriano, out of their contracts with their Japanese teams. This caused the Japanese emper..., sorry, owners, to insist on a more beneficial system.
So basically, Soriano kind of screwed the Cubs ten years before we got him. The gift that keeps on giving.
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