Nikkan Sports: The Chiba Lotte Marines have begun talks with Tadahito Iguchi. The Marines have reportedly offered Iguchi a 3-year deal worth 600M yen (or about $6M).
Nikkan Sports: The Yomiuri Giants are thinking about increasing the number of day games on their schedule for 2009. They had a total of 9 days games at Tokyo Dome last season and may bump that up to 14 or 15 in an attempt to improve attendance. According to team officials, night games on Sunday drew an average of 42,000 people whereas as day games drew 44,200.