Not So Fast, Boston: Rangers Make Offer to Tazawa

» 24 November 2008 » In mlb prospects »

Just when it looked like the bidding war for Junichi Tazawa was going to end before it started, the Rangers stepped in and made things interesting. Texas director of Asia-Pacific scouting Jim Colborn met with Tazawa for nearly two hours, and reportedly made the best offer yet received. No details have been disclosed so far.

We now have reports on official offers from:

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Seattle
  • Texas
Most published reports mention that Boston is still the favorite to land Tazawa, but reports that he’s already made up his mind may have been a little premature. Tazawa has been quoted as saying he wants to make a decision quickly. Judging by the press he doesn’t seem interested in Atlanta or Seattle.


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  1. Patrick
    24/11/2008 at 1:10 pm Permalink

    It is unprecedented for the Red Sox to sign someone from Japan when they are not a proven commodity overseas before moving here to North America. Who knows how this will pan out. Maybe he will be a bust or maybe he’ll be the next Matt Garza – no one knows yet, my thoughts

    Also hes going to BOSTON! or maybe seattle because of proximity.
    Boston because of the Japanese pitchers there