Last edited by Rush; 12-02-2012 at 02:53 AM.
The Future is NOW!
i hope so, then they can pick up Brian Wilson next then have a decent bull pen.
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Rosenthal tweeted the Cubs reached an agreement with him yaaaaaaaaay.
The team's bullpen was horrible last year. Yaaaaaaaay the FO actually made an aggressive move and beat out a competitor for a talent of significance yaaaaaaaay.
Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: #Cubs in agreement with Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa. Rival executives involved in bidding had expected him to go to #Angels.
Well I hope he did it for the money because the Cubs arent winning **** next season. lol.
Always good to be reminded of why I will enjoy disliking and eventually looking down on the Dodgers.
Not bad at all.Fujikawa deal with #Cubs: $1M signing bonus, $4M salaries in 2013 and '14, plus vesting option at $5.5M or $6M based on games finished.
If Fujikawa option does not vest, #Cubs hold $5.5M club option with $500K buyout. A total of $9.5M guaranteed.
We don't know about the guy, but seems like a solid deal.
Keith Law scouting report - had him at #30 on his top 50 FAs list:
The closer for the Hanshin Tigers is a true free agent now at age 32 after a successful 12-year NPB career that saw him strike out one out of every three batters he faced.
He's not as dominant as he used to be and pitches with a solid-average fastball and a good splitter that is occasionally plus, showing more of a steady drop than the abrupt tumble of a really good splitter. He also missed some time in 2012 with an adductor strain, and hasn't thrown 70 innings in a season since 2007.
He has potential as a setup man but I don't think he's an elite reliever unless that splitter gets sharper or more consistent.
Good move from the Cubs
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Is Fujikawa to CHC official?
Seems like a low risk/high reward kinda deal. Love it. KRod or Mike Adams next, please.
Seems like a good signing. Rather the Cubs than the Angels.