Shohei Ohtani’s representatives told the Yankees that they will not be among the teams invited to make an in-person presentation. Brian Cashman said the news was “disappointing.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 3, 2017
Well, turns out that Shohei Otani is a bitch. Who knew? After pretty much coming out and saying that he wants to be a star, he wants to make money and he wants to both pitch and hit, he is now refusing to sign with the Yankees which is the only franchise that could truly grant him all of his wishes. Cute.
Add Otani to the list of players who are cowards and are afraid of New York. Cliff Lee, David Price, Troy Tulowitzki. The list goes on. Otani thinks he’s god’s gift to baseball but will probably end up playing for the San Diego Padres and you won’t hear his name again after you read this article.
How many of these Japanese ‘stars’ actually pan out in the Majors? Less than 1%. Ichiro is the best hitter ever[1. Pete Rose can kick rocks]. Hideki Matsui was able to continue to be Godzilla when he touched the mainland. But even Masahiro Tanaka is way less successful in the majors than he was in Japan.
I can’t wait until Otani is batting .220 and has an ERA higher than Tyler Clippard. He’s going to be out of the majors playing on Kaz Matsui’s softball team by the end of 2018 and the Yankees are going to win the World Series next season. What a time to be alive.
Is it too early to burn my framed Shohei Otani Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters jersey that I have hanging on my mantle?