Moving On: Barrett, Sisco, Okamoto, Bale

» 22 February 2010 » In nichibei, npb »

A brief update, to show you all that I have a pulse…

  • Ricky Barrett and Andy Sisco both failed their in-camp auditions with Yokohama. “They couldn’t exceed our expectations in the intrasquad games,” said a team representative.
  • Another former BayStars lefty, Naoya Okamoto, will be in camp with the Mexico City Reds this spring. Okamoto, along with Shigetoshi Yamakita, was headed toward an invite to the Phillies’ minor league camp, but negotiations reportedly took a turn for the worse and eventually concluded with no deal. Yamakita’s plans are unknown.
  • Hiroshima brought John Bale back on a budget deal. Bale should provide some lefty pitching depth, along with fellow returnee Ken Takahashi.

Also congratulations to NPB Tracker reader Chris Gissell, who recently signed a minor league deal with Colorado.

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  1. Patrick
    23/02/2010 at 4:04 am Permalink

    Have you read the Nikkan article of Bale?

    It’s kind of the opposite of Lewis and Atchison. I know Lewis’ decision is related to his family’s illness and his prospect of signing a Major League contract, so it’s hard to compare. But still, people are different and that’s why it’s so hard to predict incoming players.

  2. Patrick
    24/02/2010 at 11:53 pm Permalink

    Thx on the Congrats. Here we go with season #15!! Do or die baby!!