Should Japanese Players be Considered for Rooke of the Year
Depending on who you talk to and who your talking about, many critics debate over whether Japanese players should be considered for Rookie of the Year awards. They stem from a country that embraces the sport just the same as us, yet because they've never set foot on American Soil, their status exemplifies that.
Where's the difference between them and all these Central American Players. The trend seems to fall on the imediate impact that Japanese players provide. Most don't make their way through the farm system ranks, and end up usually securing a starting role from day one. But this was the point of getting them right! Dice-K and Fukudome weren't acquired to ride the bench now were they.
Rules are rules, you can't agrue that. But if you had the authority to change them, would you?
Last edited by guitarchitect7; 02-01-2008 at 10:14 AM.
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Re: Should Japanese Players be Considered for Rooke of the Year
The only problem I have with it is the fans voting. You get a Japanese player that's in the running and it's pretty much over. The Japanese fans will vote early and often for their guy. Who stands a chance of winning when a whole nation is voting against you?
What ever happened to truth, justice and the American Way?
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