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History says Maeda's numbers won't be the same, but he'll be a success

By Cary Osborne

The reasonable expectation for Kenta Maeda is that the numbers he posted in Japan in 2015 — a 2.09 ERA and 1.01 WHIP among other stats — won’t be the same in the Major Leagues in 2016. 391 more words


How will Kenta Maeda transition to the MLB?

In December of 2013, when Masahiro Tanaka was considering a move to Major League Baseball from the Nippon Professional Baseball League, I looked at how other pitchers from Japan had fared in making the same transition. 899 more words

Pack Animal: 2006 BBM 1st Version (Japanese Baseball)

Since the National is going on right now, I thought I’d open a pack of cards I bought at the National… three years ago.  With extra-special packs, I tend to get stuck in the trap of saving them for “a special occasion” that never comes.  504 more words

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