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Update on Minor Leaguers

» 09 February 2009 » In nichibei » 1 Comment

Things are progressing slowly for the ex-NPB farmhands who are looking minor league deals in America, but there is some news:

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Offseason Changes: Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

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Coming: Darrell Rasner, Matt Childers, Norihiro Nakamura, Makoto Kosaka

Going: Jose Fernandez, Domingo Guzman, In-Che

Staying: Rick Short, Marcus Gwyn, Fernando Seguignol, Lin Yu-En

Trending: upward

Synopsis: The Eagles added a no. 3 starter (Rasner) to go with Hisashi Iwakuma and Masahiro Tanaka, a corner infield bat (Nakamura), depth to their bullpen (Childers), and depth to their bench (Kosaka) while retaining two strong foreign hitters. On paper, they go into 2009 with the best roster in their short history.

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