NPB Bullet Points: Caraballo Debuts, Kudoh Returns, Chunichi Rolls

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A couple of debuts and a new NPB record to share. Today’s articles will require your Japanese language skills, or the Fish.

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  1. Patrick
    21/07/2010 at 3:26 am Permalink

    Yeah, Caraballo hit the ball hard all night in that game. It was against my hapless Eagles, but impressive all the same.

  2. Patrick
    21/07/2010 at 5:51 am Permalink

    The Lions did the 1980 uniforms last year. Kudoh was still with the Baystars, but he did make the card set that BBM put out for the “Lions Classic”.

  3. Patrick
    21/07/2010 at 6:27 am Permalink

    You know, I have to note the irony of Kudoh STILL wearing #47 at the age of #47… it was good enough for him when he was 18, guess it’s still good enough now 🙂

  4. Patrick
    21/07/2010 at 10:23 am Permalink
  5. Patrick
    21/07/2010 at 6:51 pm Permalink

    So the new Orix strategy is to stockpile imports and use whoever has the hot hand? That could work, depending on if the players get more or less motivated with this system (seems to make American players who expect regular playing time upset.)

  6. Patrick
    21/07/2010 at 9:22 pm Permalink

    I’m a big fan of what Orix is doing, seems low-risk, high-reward to me. In Orix’s situation, I’d take the Caraballos of the world over the Seguignols any day, with all due respect to Fernando. I’m looking forward to seeing if they’ll be able to develop any real star power though, either from the draft or foreign signings.

  7. Patrick
    22/07/2010 at 1:11 pm Permalink

    Yeah, it’s all fair game to me unless something is written in their contract. D’Antona was replaced by Whitesell. I encourage HIroshima to replace those useless foreign bats (maybe too late at this point). Brett Harper, who actually didn’t replace anyone, gets only 10 mil. yen at most this year. Why not?