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Nakata, Kiyomiya, Okoye… The winter off-season when players are out of the game and trades are possible

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Nakata struck out and looked unhappy. Even after joining the Giants, his batting average was in the low teens.

He was unable to produce results until the end.

In the final game of the season for the Giants against Yakult on October 24, Sho Nakata (32) was struck out by a pitch. For the first time in about 10 days, Sho Nakata (32) was assigned to bat cleanup in the 5th spot. However, he ended up striking out two batters and was sent down to the bench in the defense in the bottom of the fourth inning. He has a batting average of .154 with three home runs and seven runs batted in since his electric transfer from Nippon Ham in August after an assault incident. His batting average is .154, with three home runs and seven runs batted in.

“The decision to move was made at the behest of manager Tatsunori Hara, who has been given full authority. After the first-place game against Hanshin on September 3, the team lost 9 games to 25 and was in debt. At one point, there were rumors that he might step down as the team was in danger of falling into the B class, but he has managed to advance to the Climax Series (CS) and is likely to stay on.

In the unlikely event that Manager Hara resigns, Nakata will have no backing at the Giants. In the worst case scenario, he could receive a notice of dismissal from the team. He was criticized for the problems he caused when he joined the team, but his performance was not good enough for ……. With the continuation of manager Hara, Nakata’s head is now hanging by a thread,” said a baseball team official.

However, we cannot be optimistic.

But I’m not optimistic. “His salary of 300 million yen (estimated) is far from being worth it, and he’s going to go down significantly. I think he’s going to take a big hit. He’s been hitting a lot of mediocre pitches and has completely stopped the momentum of the batting line. Next season will be a critical year for me. If his performance is the same as this season, Manager Hara will not be able to cover for him. I don’t think any team will take a player who has caused problems again, even if they want to trade him. Retirement is becoming a reality for him.

My sister is doing her best. ……

I’m not sure what to make of this. I’m not sure what to make of that.

“I’m not sure what to make of that. He hit a league-leading 19 home runs in the second game, but his batting average was .199, and he lacked consistency.

With the loss of Nakata and the lack of long-ball power in the lineup, I think that Nippon-Ham will give Kiyomiya a chance in the first team next season. However, if he doesn’t develop after five years with the team, the team will have to make some kind of decision. Even though he is a popular player who has caused a stir in the Koshien Stadium, they can’t just keep using him forever. It’s possible that he will be traded to another team for a long-distance gun.

Like Kiyomiya, Rakuten’s Rui Okoye (24) was also a star at Koshien. It’s a good idea to have a good idea of what’s going on in your life.

“The relegation to the second team has a strong meaning of scolding Okoye. He’s moody and has a soft spot for himself. When the coaches give him a warning, he immediately becomes unfaithful. Manager Kazuhisa Ishii also criticized him late last year. He’s not thinking straight. If he doesn’t come out soon, his own baseball life will suffer. I feel his self-esteem is a little high. I can’t just give him a chance and say, ‘Here you go.

However, compared to before, his unevenness of feeling has improved a lot. The reason is my sister. Her younger sister, Mominka, represented Japan in the women’s basketball team at the Tokyo Olympics. She overcame an intractable disease called “white line hernia,” which only occurs in a few dozen cases in Japan, and made it to the national team. She was very positive during her fight against the disease and rarely showed any weakness. She also continued to train stoically in preparation for the show.

She must have been inspired by her attitude. He must have been inspired by her attitude and thought, “My sister is doing her best, but I, her brother, can’t get satisfactory results.

“Recently, I’ve been listening to the leaders with humility and practicing with more enthusiasm. He has always been fast on his feet, has first-rate shoulder strength, and has great physical abilities. It’s been a tough season for him, but he’s changed his mind and we can expect a lot from him next season.

All three of these players seem to be having a very different off-season. Will they be able to use this season’s poor performance as a springboard to overturn their low reputation?

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