Multiple Offers for Igarashi

» 14 December 2009 » In mlb prospects »

Ryota Igarashi has departed to Arizona for offseason training. On his way out, he let it slip that he had received an offer from a team he wanted to play for, but didn’t say which team it was. Nikkan Sports speculates that he’s received at least four offers already. Nikkan Sports also says that he wants to close in MLB, which I hadn’t read before.

Igarashi appears to be getting healthy amount of interest, and he’s arguably most attractive free agent reliever still remaining unsigned (he’ll come cheaper than, say, Fernando Rodney). Last week I ran down his current suitors, and haven’t seen anything since to suggest we need to add to this list.


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  1. Patrick
    John Brooks
    14/12/2009 at 7:40 pm Permalink

    Hideki Matsui looks like he’s signing with the Angels: 1 yr $6.5M

  2. Patrick
    15/12/2009 at 10:25 am Permalink

    I wonder if he wants to come join his fellow countryman, Akinori Iwamura, in Pittsburgh and be their closer since Matt Capps is gone.

  3. Patrick
    15/12/2009 at 12:53 pm Permalink

    Igarashi and Aki played together for several seasons with Yakult as well.

  4. Patrick
    15/12/2009 at 1:02 pm Permalink


  5. Patrick
    15/12/2009 at 1:47 pm Permalink

    Sports Hochi pegged this a couple days ago:

  6. Patrick
    John Brooks
    15/12/2009 at 3:17 pm Permalink

    Looks like the Mets are in serious discussions on a two year deal for Igarashi:


  1. [...] Ryota Igarashi, a relief pitcher from Japan. However, Patrick Newman of NPBTracker hears there are at least three offers…

  2. [...] let it slip on his way to America that he had received multiple offers, including one from the team…