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A’s Acquire DeJesus, KC Gets Mazzaro

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When word came out that the Oakland Athletics had submitted the highest bid in the posting process for Japanese righty Hisashi Iwakuma earlier this week the early speculation was that Oakland would then turn their pitching surplus into a much needed bat. Presumably nobody expected that GM Billy Beane would make a trade so soon after, especially considering Iwakuma […]

Crossing the Pacific

October 5, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, Korea. Baseball was merely a “demonstration” sport but that didn’t mean that the competition wasn’t fierce. Eight teams participated in the tournament which saw a final game played between the United States and Japan. The US team – led by future Major Leaguers Robin Ventura, Jim Abbott, […]