January 13, 2012

Matsuzaka Article, Decoded

A few days ago, I posted a screen-shot of a less-than-ideal translation of a Japanese news story about Daisuke Matsuzaka's on-going recovery from TJ surgery. It was pretty much the laziest way of sharing the article.

Matt Kory of Over The Monster did some actual work, however, and tried to make sense of it. So ... a bit of logrolling in our time.


9casey said...

the yankees just got better

allan said...

Fuuuuuuuuuck you, Seattle.

mattymatty said...

That's one interesting deal. I don't think Pineda is as good as everyone thinks. Kuroda though is exactly as good as everyone thinks. Crap.

(thanks for the link, Allan)

allan said...

Varitek may be given a camp invite as a non-roster player, so we got that going for us.

johngoldfine said...

Valentine has kept up a busy schedule of late, traveling to Portland, Maine, for a function with the Sea Dogs on Friday night and traveling to Fort Myers, Fla., before that. He saw quite a few players in Fort Myers, including Andrew Miller -- "a big lefthander who throws nice fastballs," the manager said -- and rehabbing starter Daisuke Matsuzaka.

"He had a good look in his eye," Valentine said.

--Tim Britton, ProJo

That's certainly what I hope for in a starting pitcher, that classic good look....

allan said...

If his eyes are calm, his performance will be a balm.

johngoldfine said...

If his eyes are crazy, his pitch will be lazy!

If his eyes are strong, he'll dish up a dong!

If his eyes are smart, he'll have heart!

If his eyes shoot fire, his arm will tire!

If his eyes are tragic, his pitch will be magic!

Should we send these tips on to Bobby V.?

allan said...

If he's content to nibble, game threaders will quibble.

If his gaze starts to sink, we'll start to drink.

johngoldfine said...

If he's content to nibble, game threaders will quibble.

Ain't that the truth.