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    Rakuten Golden Eagles To Sign Kevin Youkilis

    The Rakuten Golden Eagles will sign Kevin Youkilis, according to a report from Nikkan Sports (passed along by NPB Tracker's Patrick Newman on Twitter). MLBTR has confirmed the report with Youkilis' agent Joe Bick of Pro Star Management, Inc.

    Youkilis will sign a one-year deal with the Golden Eagles. Though previous reports indicated that he wanted to play close to his California home, Bick explained to MLBTR that his west coast preference was in order to be near to his family. Youkilis' wife and children will be going with him to Japan, however, which was a key factor in his decision. Youkilis considered the opportunity to play in Japan a "life experience that was too good to pass up," said Bick.
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/1...-youkilis.html

    After last season it looks like no MLB club wanted him.

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    crazy he went from a highly productive player to a highly unproductive player in a span of 2 years.

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    I am sure I am wrong but I thought I read eariler in the off season the Yanks were interested in bringing him back but he passed? Cant imagine he would want Japan over the Yanks so probably not true

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    It's kind of ironic that he signed with this particular team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees 1903 View Post
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/1...-youkilis.html

    After last season it looks like no MLB club wanted him.
    " Youkilis received interest from eight or nine Major League clubs, but ultimately elected to be with his family for a new experience in Japan."

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeym:27648636
    It's kind of ironic that he signed with this particular team...
    Yea I was just thinking that.. Haha

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    Very weird he went in this direction.....good luck to him.

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    My big takeaway from this is that I hope his kids are happy moving to Japan. That's a huge adjustment and I'd have been absolutely furious with my parents if they every forced that on me when I was a kid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hugepatsfan View Post
    My big takeaway from this is that I hope his kids are happy moving to Japan. That's a huge adjustment and I'd have been absolutely furious with my parents if they every forced that on me when I was a kid.
    Maybe he goes without his family?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhorvath View Post
    " Youkilis received interest from eight or nine Major League clubs, but ultimately elected to be with his family for a new experience in Japan."

    http://http://fullcount.weei.com/spo...golden-eagles/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkelly7 View Post
    crazy he went from a highly productive player to a highly unproductive player in a span of 2 years.
    Is he highly unproductive now or something?

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    These guys are like super heroes in Japan.

    I wouldn't mind playing some ball in Japan for a year or two if I were in his shoes.


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    Yeah, Japan seems like an exciting new opportunity for Youklis, best of luck to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugepatsfan View Post
    My big takeaway from this is that I hope his kids are happy moving to Japan. That's a huge adjustment and I'd have been absolutely furious with my parents if they every forced that on me when I was a kid.
    I spent 4 years growing up in Japan and Hong Kong. I was extremely disappointed when we returned to the U.S. It was incredibly enriching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkelly7 View Post
    crazy he went from a highly productive player to a highly unproductive player in a span of 2 years.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...omerri01.shtml

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