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Important Announcement

by on Apr.05, 2016 @ 6:50 pm, under Site Updates

I have an important announcement to make.

YakyuBaka will no longer be updated, as of today. The site itself will remain open and accessible, but updates will not be made.

Some of you may have noticed that updates have been a little inconsistent since March. This is in no way an indication of a loss of interest on my part to keep the site updated. In fact, quite the opposite.

I started working on a new site that should make it easier for everyone to find the information they want. When I first started YakyuBaka, I did not put much thought into organization or presentation. It was not much of a problem early on, but with over 33,000 posts in the books, I feel this is something I have to address.

Keeping the YakyuBaka name was an option, but after careful consideration, I decided to go with a new name.

Beginning today, all new updates will be made at YakyuDB.com.

Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

I am not sure if this move will sit well with everyone. But my goal has, and will always be, to provide as much news about yakyu in Japan as I can. To that end, I felt starting over from scratch was the best way to begin.

I should note that other factors did come into play when I decided to move to a new domain, but I am not at liberty to discuss them at this point in time.

As always. if you have suggestions or comments about the new site (direction, format, design, speed, or anything else), please send them to me at info at yakyubaka.com or post them in the comments section below. You can also leave comments at YakuDB.com.

[4/3/2016] Yokohama Bay Stars reach agreement with Mike Zagurski

by on Apr.04, 2016 @ 2:52 am, under NPB
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The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on April  3 that they reached an agreement with Mike Zagurski. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated thirty-five million yen.

Zagurski was a member of the Hiroshima Carp last year. He pitched in nineteen games and recorded a 2.40 ERA over fifteen innings.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 4/3/2016