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Day One of the Kikuchi Meetings End

by on Oct.16, 2009 @ 9:46 pm, under High School

Yusei Kikuchi met with the Seibu Lions, Hanshin Tigers, Orix Buffaloes, and Yomiuri Giants earlier today.  Not much has been reported other than the following:

Kikuchi apparently asked a lot of questions regarding each of the team's training programs.

The Tigers and Lions both advised Kikuchi to start his pro career in Japan.

The Giants told Kikuchi their opinion of him and spoke about the team's development programs.

The Kikuchi camp will likely hold a press conference after they meet with the remaining 8 NPB teams on Saturday.

=== Updated 10/17/2009 @ 12:55am

A little more on how NPB teams approached Kikuchi on Friday:

The Lions spoke about how they brought players like Daisuke Matsuzaka and Kazuo Matsui along while the Orix Buffaloes spoke about Ichiro's development (Orix Blue Wave).