Kei Igawa - The Lost Yankee

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    Kei Igawa - The Lost Yankee

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/sports/baseball/kei-igawa-the-lost-yankee.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
     
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    [QUOTE]http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/sports/baseball/kei-igawa-the-lost-yankee.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
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    With Pedro Martinez taking off to the Mets and Derek Lowe going to the West Coast for the Dodgers, Epstein needed to re-tool his pitching staff.

    Theo went out and signed Matt Clement for the 2005 season.

    Clement got off to an unbelievable start with the Sox, going 10-2 with a 3.85 ERA and making the All Star team.

    Then on July 26, 2005, Clement was beaned in the head with a line drive, in Tampa. Clement recovered but was never really the same. He went 3-3 with a 6.00 ERA the rest of the way and was shelled in his only outing of the 2005 playoffs.

    2006 was a disaster for Clement, as he went 5-5 with a 6.61 ERA, before having season ending shoulder surgery.

    Clement was released after the 2007 season and has never pitched an inning since 2006.


     
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    I read the article. I feel bad for the guy. I have a new found respect for him because he's not taking the easy way out. Its too bad that no matter how he performs, he'll never see the Bronx again as a Yankee. I hope he gets a shot with another organization.

    Some may argue that I shouldnn't feel bad for a guy making $4 mil per year in the minors. Its not his fault that the Yankees front office made a terrible move signing this guy in an obvious attempt to counter the Dice-K signing by the Red Sox.
     
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    [QUOTE]I read the article. I feel bad for the guy. I have a new found respect for him because he's not taking the easy way out. Its too bad that no matter how he performs, he'll never see the Bronx again as a Yankee. I hope he gets a shot with another organization. Some may argue that I shouldnn't feel bad for a guy making $4 mil per year in the minors. Its not his fault that the Yankees front office made a terrible move signing this guy in an obvious attempt to counter the Dice-K signing by the Red Sox.
    Posted by bald-predictions[/QUOTE]

    No, but it is not the Yankees fault that he's not good enough to pitch in the majors.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kei Igawa - The Lost Yankee : No, but it is not the Yankees fault that he's not good enough to pitch in the majors.
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    Right, but it's their fault they put 46 million on a guy not good enough to pitch in the majors.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kei Igawa - The Lost Yankee : Right, but it's their fault they put 46 million on a guy not good enough to pitch in the majors.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]

    absolutely.....but it happens....look at burnett and lackey

     
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    "Because his English is limited, Igawa travels everywhere with an interpreter, Subaru Takeshita (pronounced tah-kah-SHE-tah)."

    Are there really people that have to be told how to pronounce names as simple as "Takeshita"?
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kei Igawa - The Lost Yankee : absolutely.....but it happens....look at burnett and lackey
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    Sure.  What makes the Igawa signing unique isn't that it was a huge overspend, but that it was the only time that kind of money went out the door on a guy who was at no time a major league caliber player.  
     
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    I feel bad for Igawa, hopefully he can find a place to pitch in the bigs, maybe in the west coast?
     
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    In Response to Re: Kei Igawa - The Lost Yankee:
    [QUOTE]"Because his English is limited, Igawa travels everywhere with an interpreter, Subaru Takeshita (pronounced tah-kah-SHE-tah)." Are there really people that have to be told how to pronounce names as simple as "Takeshita"?
    Posted by SonicsMonksLyresVicars[/QUOTE]

    Pronunciations are important because each language has different rules. In Spanish, most names are accented on the second syllable. E is pronounced as an A. So the above name would be tah-kay-she-tah. In many languaged certain letters are silent. Do you pronounce Favre in Brett Favre as it is spelt. If you do then you are wrong. The correct pronunciation is Farve.
     
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    In Response to Re: Kei Igawa - The Lost Yankee:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kei Igawa - The Lost Yankee : No, but it is not the Yankees fault that he's not good enough to pitch in the majors.
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    From the article:

    Asked last week to assess Igawa’s five years in the Yankee organization, General Manager Brian Cashman answered: “It was a disaster. We failed.”
     

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