Tag Archives: Akinori Iwamura
The Pittsburgh Pirates couldn’t find anyone to take Akinori Iwamura off their hands, which is interesting considering the Pirates were most likely looking at picking up the bulk of Iwamura’s… Read more
To make room for Pedro Alvarez, the Pirates designated Aki Iwamura for assignment today.
According to John Russell, Neil Walker will receive the majority of playing time at second base moving forward. This pushes Aki Iwamura to the bench. With Iwamura out of the lineup, Andrew McCutchen has moved back to the leadoff spot.
The Post-Gazette notebook today has a question as to why Aki Iwamura, current owner of a .169 average and a .275 OBP, is still leading off. John Russell responded with… Read more
I can’t say I’ve really been a Neil Walker fan these past few years. Just like with Jeff Clement, I don’t like the idea of taking a top catching prospect… Read more
The Akinori Iwamura acquisition made sense at the time, but things have changed. Even if we factor in expected positive regression, Iwamura is likely to provide slightly below average production for the season. At 31-years-old and on a one-year contract, that’s just not very valuable. It is time to replace Iwamura with the rejuvenated Neil Walker.