Munenori Kawasaki

Chicago Cubs #66 - Second Base

  • Born: 06/03/81
  • Age: 40
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 175
  • Bats/Throws: L/R

The Cubs of the 2010s whose careers ended in Chicago


Some of these are big names... others, not so much.

Monday Bantering: Links


Some links for an off-day: Will Leitch has a list of ‘players primed to for big futures’, one from each team and Teoscar Hernandez is his Blue Jays pick. Not a huge stretch. The Jays had to send...

Happy Birthday Maicer Izturis


Former Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis turns 40 today. You’ll likely remember him. Alex Anthopoulos signed him as a free agent back in November of 2012. Maicer got three years (plus a team...

Today in Jays History: Jays win in 19 innings


6 Years ago today The Jays and Tigers played for 19 innings. The game was 6 hours and 37 minutes long. A record in innings and time. We would lose a 19 inning game in 2016. The final was Tigers 5 B...

Favourite Player: Bench


Tell us who your favourite bench player was

Happy Birthday Kawasaki, Molina, Liriano


Munenori Kawasaki turns 39 today. Kawasaki played with us for 2 season, plus a few games of a third. He hit .242/.326/.301 in 201 games. It added up to a 1.6 bWAR. Of course it wasn’t his play that...

Baseball history unpacked, June 3


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The best Cubs by uniform number, 60 through 99


The best of the rest.

Today in Jays history: Buehrle gives up 7 runs, but Jays win


Seven Years Ago Today Mark Buehrle gave up 7 runs in an inning against the Rays, but the Jays came back to win 8-7. I had been doing recaps of random Jays games (and likely will again if we are...

Question time: Tell us your favorite replacement level Blue Jay?


Yesterday we talked about our least favorite Jays. Today let’s talk about our favorite players who weren’t great players, at least for the Blue Jays. I’ll start with Munenori Kawasaki (if for no...

Favourite Player: Second Base


Tell us who your favourite second baseman was

Poll Time: Vote for the Blue Jays number 9 moment of the 2010s


The winner of the number 8 moment of the teens was, likely, the most purely fun moment on the list: Munenori Kawasaki’s game winning double and “I am Janpanese” post-game interview. Kawasaki...