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 Post subject: Mets sign Nori Aoki
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:38 pm 
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So there's that. I assume that is the end of Travis Taijeron.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:39 pm 
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I've always liked Aoki. I always thought he was very under rated.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:44 pm 
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Didn't know he was under control for next season.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:50 pm 
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piazzafan wrote:
I've always liked Aoki. I always thought he was very under rated.


Not sure why. Almost league average hitter (not a bad thing), and a below average fielder.

His best two seasons were his first two in Milwaukee, but that is not the player he is, at this point.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:54 pm 
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Not a bad player. I find the move interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:58 pm 
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Cool. Mets fans have always embraced players from the far east.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:03 pm 
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Even in a lost season the Mets constantly come up with ways to make me say Meh.



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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
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Also another reason why the Rule 5 threads make me laugh.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:25 pm 
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Mets Fan: They should play all young guys to see who deserves a chance next year...plus we can lose and get 4th pick..

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
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nyfuturestars10978 wrote:
Cool. Mets fans have always embraced players from the far east.


Except the one guy we absolutely needed to and were told to embrace...Ichiro Suzuki


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Nori Aoki
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:28 pm 
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Ok on the one hand I understand this but otoh I really don't. For a team that purports to have sincere interest in contending for the playoffs next season, Aoki is one of the lowest reaches they could make. He's a guy who hits everything on the ground and with one of the lowest hard hit rates. He's a 5th OFer, not more.

I know they are thin in the OF right now but this only cuts into the opportunity of someone younger. Someone suggested this is the OF addition that they referred to, meaning no Boyd call up. That would be unfortunate... actually pretty idiotic.


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