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Chunichi Dragons: Ochiai – Araki isn’t getting the proper credit

by on Dec.20, 2010 @ 7:08 pm, under NPB

Hiromitsu Ochiai apparently doesn't think Masahiro Araki is getting the credit he deserves.

Said Ochiai, "Do you think Araki is getting enough credit [for what he did this season]?  Everyone just keeps looking at the negatives with him, never the positives.  Sure, he may have committed 20 errors.  But what about the balls he stopped from leaving the infield.  And do we even have someone to replace Araki at short?  If Araki played second, we wouldn't have finished in first."

For the time being, Araki is Ochiai's shortstop of the 2011 season.