Hey Bucs fans I just want to give you a little insight on what you are getting from the man that Rays fans have known as Aki. Aki will tend look stupid on outside pitches, partly because of his "Japanese Style" swing where he bails out of and moves towards first base. However, he can pounce on pitches with the best of them and will earn a walk. On the basepaths Aki is sneaky quick and will advance well moving from first to third. Defensively, Aki turns one of the quickest doubleplays that you find. You will more then certainly will enjoy his grit
will fall in love with his child-like smile as he makes remarkable catch in shallow right field.
Alright, what's the bad side? I can't really come up with one. He is a solid baseball player and a great fit for any team. I hope you guys up there in Pittsburg enjoy seeing Aki as much as we did. He will missed.
So, what's your opinion on Chavez? What should I, as a Rays fan, expect to see from this guy? What's the best and worst parts about him?
Good luck in '10, Bucs fans. I wish you guys all the best. Maybe we'll talk more come next October.