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    Youk to Japan

    The Rakuten Golden Eagles will sign Kevin Youkilis, according to a report from Nikkan Sports (passed along by NPB Tracker's Patrick Newman on Twitter). MLBTR has confirmed the report with Youkilis' agent Joe Bick of Pro Star Management, Inc.

    Youkilis will sign a one-year deal with the Golden Eagles. Though previous reports indicated that he wanted to play close to his California home, Bick explained to MLBTR that his west coast preference was in order to be near to his family. Youkilis' wife and children will be going with him to Japan, however, which was a key factor in his decision. Youkilis considered the opportunity to play in Japan a "life experience that was too good to pass up," said Bick.

    Youkilis, who turns 35 in March, inked a one-year, $12MM contract with the Yankees last offseason but saw his 2013 campaign cut short by a pair of back injuries. He would appear in just 28 games for the Yankees, batting .219/.305/.343 with a pair of homers before undergoing season-ending back surgery in June. A three-time All-Star that finished third in the AL MVP voting back in 2008, Youkilis was one of the American League's best hitters from 2007-11 when he batted .294/.395/.517.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/12/rakuten-golden-eagles-to-sign-kevin-youkilis.html

     
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    Sorry,I posted the same thread after you had started yours.

     
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    When he said he prefered to play on the West Coast, he wasn't kidding!

     

     
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    konichiwaaaaahhhhhh

     

    jes kiddin

     
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    When he said he prefered to play on the West Coast, he wasn't kidding!

     

    [/QUOTE] LOL!!.....well, can't be mad at him for that, brave choice..best of luck Youki-san :-)


     
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    Good.  Now he can spend the next 12 months showing Tanaka-san all his WS rings and lamenting his time in NYC.

     
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    The Rakuten Golden Eagles will sign Kevin Youkilis, according to a report from Nikkan Sports (passed along by NPB Tracker's Patrick Newman on Twitter). MLBTR has confirmed the report with Youkilis' agent Joe Bick of Pro Star Management, Inc.

    Youkilis will sign a one-year deal with the Golden Eagles. Though previous reports indicated that he wanted to play close to his California home, Bick explained to MLBTR that his west coast preference was in order to be near to his family. Youkilis' wife and children will be going with him to Japan, however, which was a key factor in his decision. Youkilis considered the opportunity to play in Japan a "life experience that was too good to pass up," said Bick.

    Youkilis, who turns 35 in March, inked a one-year, $12MM contract with the Yankees last offseason but saw his 2013 campaign cut short by a pair of back injuries. He would appear in just 28 games for the Yankees, batting .219/.305/.343 with a pair of homers before undergoing season-ending back surgery in June. A three-time All-Star that finished third in the AL MVP voting back in 2008, Youkilis was one of the American League's best hitters from 2007-11 when he batted .294/.395/.517.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/12/rakuten-golden-eagles-to-sign-kevin-youkilis.html

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    Ok ?

     
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    The Rakuten Golden Eagles will sign Kevin Youkilis, according to a report from Nikkan Sports (passed along by NPB Tracker's Patrick Newman on Twitter). MLBTR has confirmed the report with Youkilis' agent Joe Bick of Pro Star Management, Inc.

    Youkilis will sign a one-year deal with the Golden Eagles. Though previous reports indicated that he wanted to play close to his California home, Bick explained to MLBTR that his west coast preference was in order to be near to his family. Youkilis' wife and children will be going with him to Japan, however, which was a key factor in his decision. Youkilis considered the opportunity to play in Japan a "life experience that was too good to pass up," said Bick.

    Youkilis, who turns 35 in March, inked a one-year, $12MM contract with the Yankees last offseason but saw his 2013 campaign cut short by a pair of back injuries. He would appear in just 28 games for the Yankees, batting .219/.305/.343 with a pair of homers before undergoing season-ending back surgery in June. A three-time All-Star that finished third in the AL MVP voting back in 2008, Youkilis was one of the American League's best hitters from 2007-11 when he batted .294/.395/.517.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/12/rakuten-golden-eagles-to-sign-kevin-youkilis.html

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    Ok ?

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    My mailman is retiring...Thats about the same anount of intrest.... Unless you know my mailman

     
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    In response to christmasred's comment:

    Your mailman is ward of the State and burden to the taxpayers. He never head a real job in his life. No doubt, the federal bureaucrats are going to go down at some point. Abusing the people living like Kings won't go on much longer. 



    You realize the post office is self funded right? It's pension is also fully funded for the next 50 years. 

     
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    "AHHHHH !!!!!  IT'S YOUKZILLA !!!"

     
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    Another ex-good player who just insists on playing more when he really should just retire.  It's sad, really.

    Watching Mantle, for example, just before he retired was really painful.  The same can almost be said about Yaz.

     

     
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/kevin-youkilis-agrees-one-deal-rakuten-golden-eagles-061919550--mlb.html

     

    Another thing to consider: When written in Japanese kana, Youkilis' name would be transliterated as YĆ«kirisu. In Japanese, yuki means "snow" while risu means "squirrel."

    So move over, "Greek God of Walks." I hereby declare "Snow Squirrel" to be Youkilis' nickname for as long as he's with the Golden Eagles.

     
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    Good.  Now he can spend the next 12 months showing Tanaka-san all his WS rings and lamenting his time in NYC.

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    Wouldn't that be great???! And we wind up getting Tanaka!

     
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    They're already into his Sox years there!! Yes!!

     
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    Another ex-good player who just insists on playing more when he really should just retire.  It's sad, really.

    Watching Mantle, for example, just before he retired was really painful.  The same can almost be said about Yaz.

     

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    Oh, C'mon. If anyone loves baseball it's Youk. He probably just wants to play IMO. And if we get Tanaka he should be compensated. :)

     
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/kevin-youkilis-agrees-one-deal-rakuten-golden-eagles-061919550--mlb.html

     

    Another thing to consider: When written in Japanese kana, Youkilis' name would be transliterated as YĆ«kirisu. In Japanese, yuki means "snow" while risu means "squirrel."

    So move over, "Greek God of Walks." I hereby declare "Snow Squirrel" to be Youkilis' nickname for as long as he's with the Golden Eagles.

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    Snow Squirrel it is!

     
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    Definite upgrade for them over Casey McGee.

     
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    Another ex-good player who just insists on playing more when he really should just retire.  It's sad, really.

    Watching Mantle, for example, just before he retired was really painful.  The same can almost be said about Yaz.

     



    Perhaps if you saw the circumstances through thier eyes your opinion would differ. beginning in select baseball every coach tells thier players that the time that you have to play baseball is fleeting. Enjoy the experience and play as long as you can until that day comes when you have to go about the business of life. In Youkilis instance and many of the professional players that play well into thier late thirties and early forties where thier skills begin to diminish are simply doing just that. if they're lucky enough to get paid to do so, good for them. Today there are many senior baseball leagues with guys playing for nothing well into thier 70's many of them played pro ball (Bill Lee), mots are guys like me that never were good enough to make it but love playing the game....

     
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    Another ex-good player who just insists on playing more when he really should just retire.  It's sad, really.

    Watching Mantle, for example, just before he retired was really painful.  The same can almost be said about Yaz.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Oh, C'mon. If anyone loves baseball it's Youk. He probably just wants to play IMO. And if we get Tanaka he should be compensated. :)

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    Kim, I'm sure they'd ALL like to play until they're around 80.  Remember Willy Mays when he retired?  He was barely a shadow of the once great ball player he was.  They almost all hang around too long.  Hell, I'd like to remember them in their prime rather than as a has-been :)

     
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    Another ex-good player who just insists on playing more when he really should just retire.  It's sad, really.

    Watching Mantle, for example, just before he retired was really painful.  The same can almost be said about Yaz.

     

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    He will only be 35 next season and was reasonably productive as recently as 2011-12. He has been hurt by injuries and is far from what he used to be, but it's not like this is some 42 year old desperately trying to hold on when his career should have ended years ago.

     
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    Another ex-good player who just insists on playing more when he really should just retire.  It's sad, really.

    Watching Mantle, for example, just before he retired was really painful.  The same can almost be said about Yaz.

     

     

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    Perhaps if you saw the circumstances through thier eyes your opinion would differ. beginning in select baseball every coach tells thier players that the time that you have to play baseball is fleeting. Enjoy the experience and play as long as you can until that day comes when you have to go about the business of life. In Youkilis instance and many of the professional players that play well into thier late thirties and early forties where thier skills begin to diminish are simply doing just that. if they're lucky enough to get paid to do so, good for them. Today there are many senior baseball leagues with guys playing for nothing well into thier 70's many of them played pro ball (Bill Lee), mots are guys like me that never were good enough to make it but love playing the game....

     

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    Bill Lee as your example?  God, he can barely walk now let alone play baseball.  Although he didn't try to foolishly prolong his career after he got hurt.  He did go out at the right time.  His trip to Cuba was a political sham and his nutcake political views will be an embarassment forever.

    I played semi-pro baseball.  The old Colt45's wanted to sign me.  My father, my agent, asked if it would interfere with college.  They said yes, my father said goodbye....end of my professional career..LOL

    These old guys are just experiencing ex-delusions of grandeur.  You know, 'the older you get, the better you were' syndrome.

     
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    In response to christmasred's comment:
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    Your mailman is ward of the State and burden to the taxpayers. He never head a real job in his life. No doubt, the federal bureaucrats are going to go down at some point. Abusing the people living like Kings won't go on much longer. 

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    I've a close friend who is a mailman and I'm irritated by your insult. The folks who work for the USPS are just hard working folks, mostly what I consider blue collar. Yes, they make a good yearly wage and have a great pension program, so what !! The workers are far from bureaucrats. Just another ignorant rant from someone with little knowledge much beyond the end of his or her nose. 

    Hetch

     
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