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Ohtani still slugging in final days of a remarkable year

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"Remarkable Year"? More like.... another case of Japanese Baseball selling damaged goods.

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SaikoPhysco Today  06:08 pm JST

"Remarkable Year"? More like.... another case of Japanese Baseball selling damaged goods.

What are you talking about? He has 22 home runs in only 355 at-bats. And a .283 batting average isn't bad at all for any player, let alone a rookie.

As for "damaged goods," lots of pitchers have undergone Tommy John surgery -- and most of them aren't Japanese.

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He was supposed to be a younger vibrant pitcher.... the hitting was just a plus. U.S. Major League teams want pitching more than hitting because a great pitcher can shut a whole team.

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Ohtani may have just cracked the code for Japanese pitchers to succeed and have some longevity in the MLB. Put down the rosin bag and pick up the bat.

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Did you watch him slide into 2nd on one of his hits.... he could barely control his large frame and looked extremely awkward.... he's done... his best years are behind him.

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SaikoPhysco Today  06:42 pm JST

He was supposed to be a younger vibrant pitcher.... the hitting was just a plus. 

No ... the Angels made it clear when they signed him that they were looking for him to be a two-way player. Not just a pitcher who also chips in with the bat now and again.

Or can you show us a quote where any of the team's management said something like, "We're primarily looking for him to be a pitcher ... and anything he adds offensively would be nice, but would just be a secondary added benefit"?

If so, go ahead ... provide a link, please.

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SaikoPhysco Today  07:12 pm JST

Did you watch him slide into 2nd on one of his hits.... he could barely control his large frame and looked extremely awkward.... he's done... his best years are behind him.

Oh, of course. He slides into second base awkwardly ONCE, and based on this ONCE, you can determine that "his best years are behind him."

And it's so rare for ballplayers to slide into bases awkwardly. I've only seen it about a half-million times. And I don't even watch baseball.

Seriously, you're going to say that a guy's best years are behind him ... based on ONE play?

You're entitled to your opinions of course, but from the looks of your comments, baseball isn't your area of expertise. (Not that I'm saying it's mine either, but no offense, you're just not making much sense.)

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Even with an injury that causes most players off the ground, he can still contribute on the ground in a way far better than average players because of his unique abilities.

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Clearly joined the wrong team if no playoffs.

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Here's a video:

Shohei Ohtani sings ‘Despacito’ for Angels rookie hazing

https://www.yardbarker.com/mlb/articles/shohei_ohtani_sings_despacito_for_angels_rookie_hazing/s1_127_27343463

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