First of all, welcome back. I'm happy to have ownership of a bit I started way back in the day handed back over to me - kind of like finding a lamp that used to be yours at a garage sale and buying it back. Good times.
"I think it's going to be a great move for me. I'm broadening my horizons and I'm going to take it on fully. I'm excited about the entire thing. I'm excited about the culture and living in a different country and learning a new language and playing a different style of baseball."
Richard Durrett of the Dallas Morning News provides that comment from the mouth of Kameron Loe, speaking about his upcoming move to the Land of the Rising Sun.
For now, he'll finish up his career in Major League Baseball with a record of 6-4 with one save and a 3.83 ERA in 60 relief appearances. As a starter, he is 13-19 with a 5.08 ERA in 47 starts.
Durrett also informed us that Loe will get $900,000 (or 86,354,997.253 yen) the first year and if the option isn't picked up he gets $200,000 (¥19,189,999.390). If it is picked up, he'll get $1 million for that second year. (Or a whopping ¥95,949,996.948).
No word yet on whether or not the Snake Pit will relocate their offices to the home stadium of the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.