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The Quiet Man


Hiroki Kuroda pitched three seasons in New York. He was a quiet yet sturdy performer.

And, he was a favorite around these parts. We certainly appreciated his toughness.

Happy trails, hombre. And, thank you.

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 29, 2014 1:59 pm

Great pic, great headline for that pic. And yes, sorry to see him go as he was the most stable of the starters of late, but I'm glad he's going out on his terms; he deserves that.

And hey, we have to press the reset button at some point. Now it's open for another young arm to prove themselves and maybe grow into a stable member of the rotation. I know most of the uber-outlet reporters will rile up the EZ-Bake quickfans against such a thing, but there is that stupid thing called hope >;)

3 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 29, 2014 4:17 pm
4 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 29, 2014 5:16 pm

[2] Trying to get younger. I wonder if they expect Manny B to make a big impact this spring. Certainly a couple of the others they brought in.

5 rbj   ~  Dec 29, 2014 5:29 pm

So will Tanaka get #18 now?

6 knuckles   ~  Dec 29, 2014 11:02 pm

He was a joy to watch every 5 days, and I will miss that, but I begrudge him absolutely nothing for making his decision.

Take care Hiroki.

7 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Dec 30, 2014 3:07 am

Carp fans here are overjoyed, and I'm sure he's got a lot left in his right arm to produce well in the NPB. お疲れ様、黒田さん!

8 seamus   ~  Dec 30, 2014 9:57 am

I'm glad for him for sure. He did end up being our anchor this past year. Though i'm also excited to see where things go from here. I really just want one more big bat, and if not, then Max.

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