Tag:ROY award
Posted on: February 3, 2008 8:44 pm

former japanese professionals and the ROY award

we all know that former japanese professional baseball players are eligible for the mlb ROY award.  is it really fair?  one would ultimately assume that Kosuke Fukudome of the chicago Cubs would be the early prediction for the NL ROY award.  he is 30 years old and has like 9 years of professional experience prior to entering this season.  the questions i am asking is should former japanese professionals be eligible for this award?  i have heard diffferent comparisons for the japanese leagues with most coming in as having it comparable to AAA.  however some believe the elite league in japan (the one fukudome, Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, etc., played in) as more like a AAAA league.  i know this toopic has been debated before on numerous occasions but it has never really been relevant to cubs fans.  now it is.  as a cubs fan i would love to see fukudome play great baseball and win the ROY award, but more so just play great baseball.  what is everyone elses take on the situation?
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