I haven't gotten any offers from Rakuten. ... If I get an offer, I'll consider it. My wife is Japanese and I really like Japan. So this isn't just about next year, but also into the future as well. ... To be honest, this probably won't be the last time you see me in Japan.
I think I may have received a couple of offers from teams in the Majors ... but I'd like to put my focus on working in Japan. I feel that managing in Japan would be great.
...Compared to last year, [Rakuten] pitchers have really improved. They're a club that knows what they're doing. They made A class so they obviously have a lot of good players.
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Brown has said that he would like his next contract to be a multi-year deal.
"I'm not in any negotiations with any clubs right now, so it's hard for me to really comment, but I certainly wouldn't mind a multi-year deal. I like Japan so I'd like to be here as long as possible," said Brown.