Yankees win bid on Nakajima

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

19 thoughts on “Yankees win bid on Nakajima

  1. He seems to put up about 20 home runs, 20 stolen bases and a .390 obp annually in japan. The obp should translate well even if the power and average decreases. I can't see this as a bad thing.

  2. This is a good pick up for the Yankees and a good utility player. Also can play good shortstop with good power in his bat. Good job Yankees.!

  3. It's so sad when, as Yankee fans, the only thing we are celebrating from the winter meetings, so far, are winning the rights to negotitate a potential with a 29-year old backup infielder, whom none of us have ever heard of!

    CC was a great signing in 2008, but we all saw it coming. Tex was the great, late surprise. Call me beyond greedy, but I'm still holding out hope to drop $250M on Pujols, so that he can play OF,3B, DH, pitcih from the bullpen or whatever the hell else he would want!

  4. Thanks Brien. Obviously I know the situation is much different. I was being sarcastic based on jealousy of it being boring on the sidelines. Just because we don't NEED Pujols, et al, doesn't mean I can't dream!

  5. With so many teams asking for Montero, Betances, or Banuelos in a trade for their starting pitcher, I feel that Cashman is thinking about using Nunez as a trade bait instead, since the Yankees seem to lack second-tier prospects other teams look for. That is probably why they bid on Nakajima.

    From what I heard, Nakajima is not a solid defender… (correct me if I'm wrong) and that is not what the team needs. At least Nunez is 24 and has room to improve both on the field and on the batting box. I really hope Nunez stays in the team.

  6. Nakajima has been the pride and joy of the Seibu Lions for quite some time. I doubt the Lions will give up one of their marquee players for a mere $2mil. He's worth much more than that to them, and he's considered the premier SS in the Pacific League in Japan. Having seen him in person and watched him for a few seasons, I don't see him being much more than a 2nd baseman on a sub .500 team or a decent backup for a contender… Like most Japanese players he needs work in the weight room.