Re: Minky DL - who came up?
- From: DaveR <NOSPAM_drubin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 12:17:54 -0400
On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 20:39:10 -0400, Larry Smith
>The fact is that he is just not a major league talent. It is clear
>that his fielding is awful whether it's at 2b or SS. His hitting is
>below average for a major leaguer - I'd liken it to the offense
>provided by Joe McEwing for most of his Met years.
>I suppose he shouldn't be booed but I doubt whether stopping the
>booing will create any improvement in his skill level.
Kaz is a very sensitive player and has a lot of expectations to live
up to, most importantly the way he is viewed back home in Japan.
Players like Hidekei Matsui and Ichiro are heroes. Kaz is an
embarrasment. That has to weigh on his shoulders.
I wonder if his performance would have been significantly better if
the fans would have been a little more patient. It's a very tough
adjustment to make, coming from Japan to a big market team.
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