Kaplan doesn't listen to me on Twitter because I may have called him a race-baiting idiot or something along those lines.
Don't really like this deal for a club that won't need a closer. $4 million is a lot of money for a 32 year old guy who you are not sure how he is going to react to major league hitters. Reminds me of Shingo Takatsu.
Shingo was good for a year then was figured out and hit hard.
Cubs are being mum I think they don't have to announce it right away and with the draft coming up if you add him the roster now stands at 38 I believe.
I watched several youtube videos of him. He seems like a slightly younger Shawn Camp. He was topping out at 92 mph - as a 26 yr. old... So, he's not exactly a power arm.
147-148 km = 91.3 - 91.9 mph. The Japanese tend to run their guns hot. I tend to favor the videos that show the lower end of the spectrum. Remember when Japanese guns had Darvish at 98? lol...
I like this. Pretty cheap, especially on this relievers market.
I'm into this.