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Pitcher on his Way?

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Pitcher on his Way?
I heard something about a good Japanese pitcher coming to North America to play baseball. Is this true and what is his name? And is he any good like Nomo or Ishii?
Re: Pitcher on his Way?
[ Author: Kiyoshi | Posted: Jun 30, 2004 9:19 AM | HAN Fan ]

Hard questions to answer since you don't have a name. There are eight Japanese pitchers on Major League rosters and at least seven pitchers on Minor League teams in North America currently.
Re: Pitcher on his Way?
[ Author: Guest: null | Posted: Jun 30, 2004 11:17 AM ]

Are you seriously asking this question? It's a bit vague, don't you think? Let's see, so far this season 3 Japanese pitchers made their big league debuts-Takatsu, Otsuka, and Tadano. Next year there could be a couple more Japanese pitchers headed to MLB, but unless you give specifics there is no way to figure out who the heck you're talking about.
Re: Pitcher on his Way?
[ Author: japfan | Posted: Jun 30, 2004 3:59 PM ]

I think Dave is talking about Daisuke Matsuzaka who was rumored to have asked permission to be posted by Seibu. I read that the NY Mets might be interested because he will spend a part of spring training with them (like Nakamura with Los Angeles).
Re: Pitcher on his Way?
[ Author: Guest: Frank | Posted: Jul 4, 2004 12:45 AM ]

He's probably either talking about Matsuzaka or Koji Uehara.
Re: Pitcher on his Way?
[ Author: wattyfan | Posted: Jul 4, 2004 9:02 AM ]

I know a good pitcher that is on his way to Japan!

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