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Postby io » Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:24 pm

anyone good from Japan coming this year?
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Postby trevisc » Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:28 pm

Norihuro Nakamura is trying out

here is a link to the article

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=r ... &type=lgns
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:43 pm

He's not a free agent but Daisuke Matsuzaka
( http://www.japanesebaseball.com/players ... yerID=1104 ) is attending the Mets spring training. Supposedly they have an agreement in place that would allow them to purchase his contract if they want to keep him.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:07 pm

what? the mets are after another japanese player? didn't they have enough? :-b

here's a review of some players from the japanese league who are eligible to sign with a major league team.

http://baseballguru.com/jalbright/analysisjalbright29.html
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:30 pm

Whats the 2B that wants to play for the yanks?? Igochia or something?
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:32 pm

acsguitar wrote:Whats the 2B that wants to play for the yanks?? Igochia or something?


Tadahito Iguchi? they it's the best japanese player available this season
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:46 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:what? the mets are after another japanese player? didn't they have enough? :-b

Hey, if they can play ball the more the merrier. :-D
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Postby Savoy Special » Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:48 pm

acsguitar wrote:Whats the 2B that wants to play for the yanks?? Igochia or something?


I would assume that the signing of Womack means the Yankees won't pursue this fella.
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Postby Pokey » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:35 pm

probably so... but its been rumored that the sox are looking into him also
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