Before the contract was over, Nakata Sho “took the initiative to break up with the Giants” and revealed his feelings: I want to continue to stand in the strike zone
Sho Nakata, a strong hitter with a record of 303 hits, has deteriorated somewhat this year. At the end of the season, he suddenly dropped a shock bomb on November 15. He voluntarily left the Yomiuri Giants without completing his three-year contract. This move was also described by the Japanese media. As a result of the “Free Contract of Abnormality”, the next step for Yiwa Cannon is making people curious.
I believe many fans are familiar with Sho Nakata, who made his fortune in Nippon Ham. He has been the first brother for many years, and his bold and humorous personality is loved by fans. Unexpectedly, an internal bullying incident broke out in 2021, causing an uproar from all walks of life. Seeing the snowball getting bigger and bigger, Nippon Ham had no place to stay. Finally, under the mediation of the Giants’ then-supervisor Yuan Chende and other senior management of both parties, Lightning joined the Giants. Afterwards, he sincerely apologized to the outside world and finally put out the fire.
Sho Nakata made a comeback in 2022, contributing 24 homers and 68 RBIs in 109 games. Together with Kazuma Okamoto, Yuuto Sakamoto, Hiroshi Maruyashi and others, he built a center line with strong long-range firepower. When Okamoto was in poor condition, he also received Hara Tatsutoku. Promoted to serve as the “Fourth Division of the Giant Army”, leaving a rare historical position. This year, there was a passionate performance with a bye home run at the beginning of the season, but the overall number dropped sharply to 15 home runs. Especially in the second half of the season, the presence was greatly reduced, turning into what is often called “incomplete combustion” in the Japanese football world.
Shinyosuke Abe took office as a new official without stopping, and made two reinforcements in a short period of time. First, he acquired Rei Takahashi and Keisuke Izumi from SoftBank, and then poached Orix Kondo Dairyo with cash to rebuild the bullpen. The hitter department will be quiet, but next year Unsurprisingly, Okamoto is at first base, and the combat power blueprint may not have room for Sho Nakata.
Recently, Sho Nakata took the lead in issuing a statement to convey his decision to withdraw from the group.
Thank you to everyone at the Yomiuri Giants for giving me the opportunity to continue playing. Thanks to the fans, teammates, supervisors, coaching staff, and team staff for providing the best environment. Today, I want to continue to stand in the batter’s box and continue to work hard on the court. I hope everyone can understand that as a professional baseball player, I want to plan my career, even if it is only one year, I want everyone to see the side of trying my best on the field.
Football commentator Takagi Yutaka, who often makes videos to share his opinions, pointed out bluntly that this is Sho Nakata’s “manly kindness.”
Takagi Yutaka said that he joined the Giants after going through a lot of troubles, and he could not allow himself to use FA, so he fell into a long exam. Because Nakata Sho’s value is to be used as FA, he may need to recruit people or money to strengthen him, which will affect his whole body and finally choose the path of free contract to reduce the trouble and future embarrassment to the team.
Nakata Sho’s next step is still unclear, but many Japanese media have invariably mentioned the possibility of immigrating to the “Chinese Dragon”.
As we all know, China and Japan suffer from lack of firepower. This year’s total score is far behind the other five teams in the Central League, and their record is naturally weak. “Hochi Sports” further mentioned that in 2013, director Tate Nami and Yoshitsune had formed a relationship with Sho Nakata through WBC. When I was asked relevant questions at the Nagoya base, I said without hesitation, “He has achieved 100 RBI five times in a single season. We are in need of players who can hit home runs and create RBIs.”
Veteran foreign shooter Dayan Viciedo stayed long enough and became a local player. He is a good dispatcher, but he has declined a bit this year, and there are also rumors that he has communication problems with the coaching staff; Usami Shingo, who was once full of firepower after transferring to the team, , can defend first base, but his specialty is a catcher. Whether he can continue to maintain his good touch next year is unknown. The farm lacks first basemen who can be used immediately, so in terms of combat strength, players like Sho Nakata are indeed needed. support.
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Review of the process of transferring the Lightning to the Giants in August 2021:http://https://www.sportsv.net/articles/87523
In May 2022, there was a strange scene of Sho Nakata sacrificing a bunt for the first time in his career:https://www.sportsv.net/articles/94301
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