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For Jim Allen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Player's perspective lured Shohei Ohtani to Angels, says GM

/ Dec 13, 2017

Player's perspective lured Shohei Ohtani to Angels, says GM

Four days after landing the prize of the offseason, the Los Angeles Angels' general manager said Tuesday that his club found "connectivity" with slugging pitcher Shohei Ohtani through a player-oriented approach. "Interestingly enough, our (recruitment) process was our talking about our process, and giving him ...

Durable, tough Iwase withstands test of time

/ Aug 7, 2017

Durable, tough Iwase withstands test of time

It was a record that was bound to fall to the right man in the right circumstances, and on Sunday the mark for career games pitched in Nippon Professional Baseball was eclipsed by Chunichi Dragons lefty Hitoki Iwase, Japan's all-time saves leader. The previous mark ...