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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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February autograph additions

February is off to a good start for my Mets autograph collection.

Today I got a 4″ x 6″ photo-card from Curtis Granderson. The three-time All-Star used to sign baseball cards that people sent to him when he played for the Detroit Tigers, but he started to use photo-cards to respond to autograph requests when he was with the New York Yankees. 344 more words


Looking at Salaries in the MLB and NPB

When Daisuke Matsuzaka came to the MLB, you have to imagine that the immense payday he received was on his mind. After all, it’s not everyday in Nippon Professional Baseball that a player receives a $52 million (or 6,241,794,000 Japanese yen) contract. 748 more words


Ex-Met Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Japan To Pitch For Softbank

FUKUOKA, Japan (CBSNewYork/AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball. 272 more words


Daisuke Matsuzaka is going back to Japan

Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets.

According to the Japan Times… 72 more words