Even in the Corona sword, the 2021 sports world was booming at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Among them, Sportiva publishes various articles. This year, we will republish a popular article that has received a lot of feedback (delivered on October 22, 2021).
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In professional baseball, where pennant races are on the brink, the topic of “stove league” has already begun to appear. Of particular concern are the trends of the big players who have acquired the FA right, and the decisions of Daichi Ohsera (Hiroshima), Ryutaro Umeno (Hanshin), and Toshiro Miyazaki (DeNA) are noteworthy.
Only two people, Takayuki Kajitani and Shoichi Inoh, exercised their FA rights and transferred to Japan last season. Both transferred from DeNA to the Giants, but Kajitani has only played 61 games due to a broken right back while leaving a batting average of .282 (results this season are as of October 21, the same applies below). Inoh pitched in five games and continues to live on the farm with an earned run average of 14.40.
There are quite a few cases where he transferred to the Giants in the past and lost his grades. Yoshihiro Maru (former Hiroshima) and Dai-Kang Yang (former Nippon-Ham Fighters) suffered this season, and Sho Nakata, who joined the trade from Nippon-Ham Fighters in the middle of the season, also sank to the batting average of 10%.
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What is the background behind the inability of talented people to exert their strengths? Takayoshi Nakao, who transferred from Chunichi to Giants in 1989, says based on his own experience.
“I was originally a local team in Chunichi, so I wasn’t really aware of how I looked when I was on the move, but after I went to the Giants, I couldn’t look sloppy. When I transferred to it, there was a part called “outside”. If I didn’t make a good grade, it would stand out, and the Giants are under great pressure. “
Mr. Nakao, who won the annual MVP as the first catcher in the Central League in 1982, took the position of a regular catcher when he transferred to a giant in a trade with Takashi Nishimoto and Shigeharu Kamogawa in 1988 under the direction of Senichi Hoshino. Won the comeback award. The reason for the selection was that he returned to catcher from the outfielder who was converted the previous year and successfully led the pitchers such as Masaki Saito and Masumi Kuwata.
While it was before the FA system was introduced at the time, the focus on playing as a giant was much higher than it is now. It was an era when all games were broadcast on terrestrial broadcasting.