Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25) of the Orix Buffaloes expressed his desire to play for a popular team in the Major League.
Japanese media Tokyo Sports reported on the 21st, “The time is approaching for Yamamoto, who is aiming to advance to the Major League with posting, to make a decision. It seems that they are currently negotiating with seven clubs, and the three most likely teams are the Yankees, the Mets, and the Dodgers.”월카지노
Yamamoto is a special ace with 70 wins, 29 losses and a 1.82 922 strikeouts in 172 games (897 innings) in Japanese professional baseball. This year, he recorded 16 wins, 6 losses and a 1.23 169 strikeouts in 23 games (164 innings), achieving four consecutive wins (multiple wins, ERA, strikeouts and winning percentage) for the first time in Japanese professional baseball history, and winning the Sawamura Award and the Pacific League MVP Award for the third consecutive year. The Sawamura Award for the third consecutive year is the second in history since Masaiichi Kaneda (1956-1958), and the third MVP award for the third consecutive year since Ichiro Suzuki (1994-1996).
The Orix Buffaloes, Yamamoto’s team, officially allowed Yamamoto’s posting right after the Japan Series ended. Major League teams were all excited at the news that Yamamoto would be on the market. Initially expected to reach 200 million U.S. dollars, the deal has already increased to 300 million dollars.
Many teams are targeting Yamamoto, but the ransom has soared to such a high level that it cannot be recruited unless it is a big market club. “U.S. media reported that Philadelphia has officially made an offer to Yamamoto. There are Boston, San Francisco, and Toronto, but the prevailing view is that the situation is not easy,” Tokyo Sports explained.
“Yaamoto played for the Orix Buffaloes, which is the least popular among the two teams based in the same urban area (Kansai region). That’s why Yamamoto wants to play for a big club if possible. He already played for the second place team for a long time. He doesn’t want to play for the team that is considered the second place anymore,” said John Paul Morosi, an official major league media outlet.
The Orix, where Yamamoto played, is based in the Kansai region, centered in Osaka, along with Hanshin, the hottest popularity in Japanese professional baseball. Hanshin’s home stadium, Koshien Stadium, was located in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, near Osaka, while Orix’s home stadium, Kyocera Dome, was located in Osaka, and although Orix’s previous performance was better, Hanshin is overwhelming in popularity.
“Yamamoto reached the peak in Korea by winning the Sawamura Award and the league MVP award for the third consecutive year. However, he was overwhelmed by Hanshin, a neighbor of the Kansai region. It is no coincidence that the two most likely teams in the recruitment race are the New York team and the Dodgers. He wants to go to a big market club with superstars. Yamamoto said, “If it were a big market team, it would be the Yankees, but we don’t know what Yamamoto will decide.”