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Edpokernut
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April 8th, 2018 at 5:17:55 PM permalink
Sure was. Its definitely fun rooting for this kid. (I gotta get a Ohtani knock-off jersey, lol)

Angels' W/L when Ohtani:
Pitches: 2-0
Bats: 3-1
Total 5-1

Angels' record: 7-3, so they are 2-2 when he doesn't play.
terapined
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April 8th, 2018 at 5:23:59 PM permalink
Here is the video of Ohtani's 12k masterpiece today
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April 8th, 2018 at 5:34:18 PM permalink
Hmmmm.

I don't have the expertise to evaluate what he did there.

I found it highly interesting that Japan Airlines and Toyota bought a significant amount of time on the rolling billboard that appears prominently in every shot of Ohtani from that camera angle. Doubt that was a coincidence. Those ad guys, they don't miss much.
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terapined
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April 9th, 2018 at 2:25:26 PM permalink
Quote: SM777

https://sports.yahoo.com/verdict-shohei-ohtanis-bat-not-good-023611674.html

Good article.

I think it's quite clear to many that the hitting experiment won't last very long.


Jeff Passan above article pretty much dismissed Ohtani as over hyped
The new Jeff Passan article

Dear Shohei: I'm sorry. I was totally wrong about you

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/10-degrees-dear-shohei-im-sorry-totally-wrong-060850661.html
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terapined
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April 10th, 2018 at 6:01:27 AM permalink
Funny satire

Annoyed Shohei Ohtani Had Hoped U.S. Baseball Players Wouldnít Be This Bad

https://sports.theonion.com/annoyed-shohei-ohtani-had-hoped-u-s-baseball-players-w-1825116523
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SM777
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April 10th, 2018 at 6:43:11 AM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Iím not sure exactly where it happened but terapined you have pole vaulted the shark



It's incredible. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything like the love Terapined has for him through 7% (maybe) of the season?

News flash: He's not the next Babe Ruth.

Top flight starting pitcher, the hitting will be forgotten soon.
mcallister3200
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April 10th, 2018 at 7:36:48 AM permalink
Regardless of whether or not he goes through a rough patch or does very well all year donít see a scenario where he can be a realistic MVP or Cy Young candidate. He simply wonít get the workload required for it to be possible, if he stays healthy innings will be restricted throughout season or late shut down. If he ends up with 10+ homers and 150 Kís with decent ratios Iíll be impressed. The real story if he doesnít get figured out is what can they put around him and Trout in coming years.
Rigondeaux
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April 10th, 2018 at 1:24:05 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Regardless of whether or not he goes through a rough patch or does very well all year donít see a scenario where he can be a realistic MVP or Cy Young candidate. He simply wonít get the workload required for it to be possible, if he stays healthy innings will be restricted throughout season or late shut down. If he ends up with 10+ homers and 150 Kís with decent ratios Iíll be impressed. The real story if he doesnít get figured out is what can they put around him and Trout in coming years.



As for mvp, his overall usage should exceed that of most players, or really, all other players. 250 to 300 PAs would be about 45 to 50% of a full time batter. 150 IPs would be about 70% of a typical cy young candidate.

Maybe i should have taken the mvp bet at 30-1 afterall. If he winds up 120% of a normal top player, that's a compelling point in his favor

I agree that a Cy Young is almost impossible.
I saw no cy young at -300 on bovada last night. I think that's a fantastic bet, but I'm crippled there.
billryan
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DRich
April 10th, 2018 at 1:49:04 PM permalink
Just wait until mid-season when he reveals he is really a lefty.
GWAE
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April 10th, 2018 at 1:59:02 PM permalink
I know this is super early but if we just assume for a sec the following. He has nearly 200 innings, 16 wins, and 40 home runs for the next 3 season. What salary does he get? He will only make 545k for the next 3 seasons. He would have made 100mil in Japan.

Is it possible that he could be given a 5 year 250 million salary?
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