...Tony Blanco was at the Dragons' tryouts in the Dominican Republic. The Dragons are trying to find the "next Blanco."
Blanco has been spending most of his time so far resting his body. He plans to begin his work outs on the 18th (Dominican Republic time).
...Hitoki Iwase is aiming to be the Central League saves leader next season.
...The Swallows will be releasing two new DVDs on the 21st. The first DVD is on the 2009 campaign and the second is on the history of the Yakult team, from the Yakult Atoms to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The DVDs will cost 3,800yen a piece.
...The Swallows will be meeting with Atsushi Fujimoto on the 20th.
...Shinnosuke Abe apparently agreed to a 3-year deal with a 4th optional year. He is set to sign the contract on the 25th. No other details are known at this time.