Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Come on Down, Welcome to the Fukudome

According to ESPN.com, The Chicago Cubs signed Kosuke Fukudome, a career .305 hitter and the 2006 MVP of the Japanese Central League, to a four-year deal worth somewhere in the range of 12-14 mil per year. He only played like 80 games last year and will supposedly man right field, which I guess (I hope) might be better than platooning Daryle Ward and Matt Murton. The Administrator's favorite site offers this sobering nugget: "His total performance in Japanese career resembles that of Akinori Iwamura, who is the current third baseman of the Tampa Bay Rays." Not exactly a Dice-K sized recommend. But none of that is important right now.

What's important is that I had a legitimate reason to peck out that title. I've still got a boner.


Jason said...
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Jason said...

There's not doubt in the mind of the Delusional Cubs Fan that Kosuke Fukudome is going to make a big impact in Chicago!