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Orioles at least scouting Darvish


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A few more thoughts:

1.This sounds like a job for Dave Stockstill, perhaps John will move back to International Scouting and we will have a new player development person.

2. Perhaps we will find a nugget we are scouting Darvish, cause I don't think we win that bidding war.

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A few thoughts.

1) I'm happy the Orioles even know who Darvish is.

2) Glad to see they are scouting him AND others.

3) Maybe Stockstill ain't as bad as some think he is?

If you are going to go all the way to Japan, you may as well see everyone there worth seeing. Besides, if you want to see Darvish pitch more than once, you have to be in Japan for a week or more. I know Stockstill spent a lot of time in Japan back when he was scouting Koji and others a few years ago.

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There was a pitcher that the a's won the posting for, but were unable to sign him. I can't pull his name at the moment, but I wonder if he is on the radar.

If Hisashi Iwakuma wasn't willing to sign for what the A's offered do you really think the O's are the team that is going to step up and pay the man?

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If Hisashi Iwakuma wasn't willing to sign for what the A's offered do you really think the O's are the team that is going to step up and pay the man?

Historically, under MacPhail or otherwise, no. After the run we've had recently? You never know. Failure and change makes people do crazy things.

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Even if the O's did win the bid to sign Darvish, i'd doubt he'd sign here. He'd just wait another year. He's like Hollywood royalty over there. Married to a model, magazine covers. He wants NY, Bos, or LA. If he doesn't get that this year, he will just stay there another year, where he's worshipped.

And besides, didn't the O's scout Matuzsaka too, thn never even entered a bid? Maybe i'm wrong on that, but that's what I thought happened.

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Even if the O's did win the bid to sign Darvish, i'd doubt he'd sign here. He'd just wait another year. He's like Hollywood royalty over there. Married to a model, magazine covers. He wants NY, Bos, or LA. If he doesn't get that this year, he will just stay there another year, where he's worshipped.

And besides, didn't the O's scout Matuzsaka too, thn never even entered a bid? Maybe i'm wrong on that, but that's what I thought happened.

Reading your description of him is exactly why we should be pursuing him. He'd be a huge draw every time he pitches.

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Even if the O's did win the bid to sign Darvish, i'd doubt he'd sign here. He'd just wait another year. He's like Hollywood royalty over there. Married to a model, magazine covers. He wants NY, Bos, or LA. If he doesn't get that this year, he will just stay there another year, where he's worshipped.

And besides, didn't the O's scout Matuzsaka too, thn never even entered a bid? Maybe i'm wrong on that, but that's what I thought happened.

Would you please provide a source for this statement? I have been kinda/sorta following the NPB for a few years now and I have never heard anything about Darvish expressing a preference.

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Why is John performing David's job?

For some reason I seem to recall John handling the Japan duties this time last year as well. I chalked it up then to transitioning (or finishing up work already started). Perhaps John remains in charge of the Asian market with Dave handling whatever we do in Latin America. Perhaps there's a warrant out for Dave in Japan. Who knows?

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Darvish is the Hollywood type, but like any other player, he'll follow the money. Do you think Jayson Werth said "Aww dang I gotta play in crappy DC when the phils are in the peak of their franchise?" No, he took the money and ran with it. I expect Davish to sign with the highest bidder.

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