The Japanese Juggle
Written by Troy Chuinard   
Friday, 22 February 2008

Kosuke Fukudome With the Chicago Cubs looking forward to the impact of their first ever Japanese free agent, Kosuke Fukudome, it seems that Japanese players are becoming more and more prominent across Major League Baseball. With the shortage of available talent this off-season, Fukudome and pitching star Hiroki Kuroda were given much attention, as their performances in Japan earned them much interest from several ball clubs.

Kuroda signed a multiyear deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers worth approximately $35 million, while Fukudome signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Cubs somewhere in the range of $12 million/year. Will these players transition well when they enter the MLB?

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Maddux vs. Clemens: Who has dominated our era?
Written by Troy Chuinard   
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Greg Maddux Two of the most notable pitchers in the recent era of baseball have been Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens. Whats interesting about each of these phenomenal athletes is that they both have utilized very different approaches throughout their successful careers. Maddux combines a wicked cut fastball with pinpoint location, while Roger has relied heavily on his stunning fastball, which has reached in the upper 90s on several occasions. If you are an analytical baseball fan, you may have taken part in the debate: who has been the better pitcher?

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