Free Agents: Saito, Nishi, Kobayashi

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A couple of items from the nichibei free agent market…

  • According to Sponichi, Takashi Saito has eight teams interested, including the White Sox, Cubs, Braves and Mets. The Braves had some interest in Saito way back in 2002 but he wound up remaining with Yokohama.
  • Multiple reports are saying the Yomiuri Giants are going after Masahide Kobayashi. The Giants would use him in a middle relief role.
  • 38 year-old second baseman Toshihisa Nishi has compiled a DVD and sent it Stateside, to no immediate effect. Nishi, released by the BayStars, is looking for a camp invite from a major league club.

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  1. Patrick
    Bob Michaels
    29/11/2009 at 12:02 pm Permalink

    Nishi is past his prime.

  2. Patrick
    29/11/2009 at 1:34 pm Permalink

    I don’t think he would dispute that point.

  3. Patrick
    29/11/2009 at 1:48 pm Permalink

    I hope the Braves do pursue Saito. Exactly the type of reliever they need to be pursuing. Thanks for the update, Patrick.


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