Archive > 13 December 2008

Free Agency Watch: Kawakami, Takahashi, Saito

» 13 December 2008 » In mlb » 11 Comments

Today’s free agency updates…

  • In a reversal of previously published reports, Mets GM Omar Minaya was quoted in Hochi Sports as saying he’s basically thinking of Koji Uehara as a starter, and will negotiate with him as such. Hochi also said the Red Sox are interested, which is the first time I’ve seen them explicitly linked to Uehara.
  • Ken Takahashi’s representatives have talked to about 90% of the MLB teams, and 10 have shown interest. The Mets are favored at this point, and Takahashi wants to decide on a destination by year’s end if possible.

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Hiroshima Closing in on Scott Dohmann

» 13 December 2008 » In npb » 1 Comment

Sponichi is reporting that the Hiroshima Carp are close to acquiring Rays’ reliever Scott Dohmann. Dohmann has 166 strikeouts in 172 2/3 career innings, but has also have a 1.598 career whip. The Carp would use him as a set-up man.

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