“It is also clear that the possibility cannot be ruled out.”
Japan’s ‘Daily Creed’ reported on the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time) the reality facing Yomiuri Giants and ‘signboard star’ Hayato Sakamoto, representing Japan’s professional baseball I had time to point out.
Sakamoto joined Yomiuri in 2006 and played in 1988 games,메이저놀이터 recording 2205 hits, 266 homers, 944 RBIs, 160 steals, a batting average of 0.291 OPS of 0.816, and is the youngest ‘right-handed hitter’ in Japanese professional baseball history to reach 2000 hits, and is the youngest among active players. He is a player with many hits.
His national representative career is also splendid. Starting with the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in 2013, Sakamoto is a ‘signboard star’ representing Japan, enough to wear the national team uniform five times, starting with the 2015 WBSC Premier 12, 2017 WBC, 2019 Premier 12, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. is one of
However, recently Sakamoto’s position is not very good. This started last year. The Japanese ‘press’ never reported it for fear of retaliation, but Japanese magazines informed the world of Sakamoto’s ‘abortion scandal’. At the time, Sakamoto impregnated a woman in her 20s and then forced her to have an abortion.
According to reports, Sakamoto asked for an abortion after impregnating a woman in her 20s. Sakamoto and the woman in her 20s completed the agreement, but were shocked enough to try extreme options when Sakamoto asked for an abortion. After the incident is known, Sakamoto is in extreme sluggishness.
Sakamoto was unable to join the WBC national team due to moral issues related to the abortion request, and struggled with 4 hits in 36 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and a batting average of 0.111 in this year’s demonstration game. This continued into the regular season. Sakamoto is silent with no hits in 11 at-bats in three games since the opening.
In particular, in the match against the Chunichi Dragons on the 2nd, in the 7th inning, the Yomiuri bench instructed Sakamoto to make a ‘sacrifice bunt’ on the 1st and 2nd base chances. In the meantime, Sakamoto, who played a central role in Yomiuri, was truly ‘humiliated’. If the current sluggishness continues, the possibility of him becoming a ‘trade’ is also being discussed.
‘Daily Creed’ said, “Considering that he has contributed to the team’s numerous championships with 2,000 hits in his career, the possibility of a trade is not high. It cannot be ruled out,” he said.
The team with the potential to trade is the Nippon Ham Fighters. When Sho Nakata (Yomiuri) was in a situation where he could not play for Nippon Ham due to the assault of his teammate, then manager Tatsunori Hara of Yomiuri took all the criticism and recruited Nakata. In addition, Atsunori Inaba is the general manager of Nippon Ham.
‘Daily Shinjo’ said, “Nippon Ham manager Atsunori Inaba was the manager of the Tokyo Olympics, where Sakamoto contributed to winning the gold medal.” It’s easy to communicate,” he said.
Currently, Sakamoto is firmly stamped by director Hara after ‘Abortion Scandal’. After the end of last season, manager Hara gave Sakamoto a harsh word, saying, “The world of competition is not worthy of the name. Players who are on the decline have to work hard.” It remains to be seen what changes will occur to Sakamoto’s position in the abyss.