Akinori Iwamura

Oakland Athletics #1 - Second Base

  • Born: 02/09/79
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 5-9
  • Weight: 200

It's Not Too Early To Judge Pedro Alvarez, Other Pirates Picks


Much of the reaction to my article about Neal Huntington last week has focused on my critique of Huntington's draft, and a lot of the debate has been about when it makes sense to judge a draft...

Looking Back At The 2006 Japanese Player Signings


Looking back at the 2006 Japanese player signings to get a feel of when Yu Darvish will sign.

Rays Tank: Free Dan Johnson Edition


Rays Tank: La Russa, Cashman, Tango, Jong, and Abreu

Kenshin Kawakami, Takashi Saito Impacted By Japanese Earthquake And Tsunami


Dodger Thoughts writes on the Japanese players on the Dodgers and how the quake and tsunami have impacted them. Former Braves reliever Takashi Saito has yet to reach his parents, and he hasn't been...

Andrew Friedman and the Financial Collapse of 2008


One man's story of triumph and intrigue as he investigate the Tampa Bay Rays historic 2008 playoff run.

Tsuyoshi Nishioka Bidding Process Ends At 4:00, Grateful MLB Rumor Mill Begins Spinning


Tsuyoshi Nishioka, the shortstop whose posting bidding ends at 5:00 eastern tonight, might be a nice fit with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Another look at the Middling Infield


Another look at the St. Louis Cardinals' anemic middle infield before the 2011 Hot Stove League.


Do You Want 'Accountability' Or Don't You?

"Accountability" -- the big buzzword thrown around by the masses with regard to the Pirates all of last season, no? Sure, accountability is an important part of any successful organization; if you...

A's Lose Final Cactus League Game 11-3


A's Lose Final Cactus League Game 11-3

A's sign Akinori Iwamura, put in Monday's lineup


Not even a week after the Pirates released infielder Akinori Iwamura, the Athletics have signed him and added him to the expanded roster for the remainder of the season.

Pirates Stop Idiotic Outfield Platoon, Give Lastings Milledge Starting Job


John Russell finally gives in: Manager John Russell said Thursday night, after the team's hourlong post-break workout at PNC Park, that Milledge's recent performance has convinced him to stop what...

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