If you're asking me, the answer's no. The end.
No seriously, if you don't know Kenta Maeda, he's a Japanese pitching sensation, aren't they all, and according to Hardball Talk:
"...the Hiroshima Carp have agreed to post Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda."
It is believed he will post with a $20 million posting fee.
Hardball Talk continues:
"Maeda turns 28 in April and owns a 2.39 ERA over eight seasons in Japan.
He had a 2.09 ERA and 175/41 K/BB ratio over 206 1/3 innings this past
season. He might not have the upside of other recent high-profile
arrivals like Tanaka or Yu Darvish, but he should still draw plenty of interest."
To be honest, I like the idea of getting a guy like Jeff Samardzija instead. It cuts through all the B.S. and we're getting a good pitcher out of the deal, and probably cheaper too.
Anyway, I wanted to pass this along. Stay tuned...
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