Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by mcbaes72:
Anyone a little offended that Ichiro didn't wanna play for SF, even after winning a couple WS titles? I am. Hope he has a failure of a season.
Not at all. I admire someone who actually will take less money because he liked his situation and is happy where he is. It isnt always about the money - or shouldnt be anyway.
I just find it weird that we either cant sign any Asian players, or have no interest. SF is probably the most Asian friendly city in the country, so youd think itd be an attractive place to come play. We havent had anyone since Tsuyoshi Shinjo in 2002.
Im not complaining, since most of the time they come WAY too expensive, and end up busting. I just think its strange how the other major west coast cities, LA and SEA, have signed nearly half of all players coming across in the last decade, and we havent had anyone.
And Travis Ishikawa doesnt count. lol
Didn't we have some really old Japanese setup man in like...2006 or 2007? I can't remember his name but I remember us having some old Asian pitcher...I think he was actually pretty good for us too.