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Fighters and Bay Stars pull off 3 for 3 swap

by on Nov.25, 2009 @ 6:39 am, under NPB

Sanspo is reporting that the Bay Stars and Fighters have agreed upon a trade that will send Yataro Sakamoto, Naoto Inada, and Suguru Matsuyama to the Bay Stars for Takeharu Kato and an unnamed pitcher and catcher.

An official announcement of the deal will be made by both clubs today.

=== UPDATE 8:52am JST

Yuta Sekiguchi and Takahiro Matsuka are the two other players the Bay Stars will be sending to the Fighters.

=== UPDATE 9:33am JST

Yataro Sakamoto (P)

Year Team G W L Sv CG BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2002 Yakult 29 3 9 0 1 444 107.2 93 14 28 6 100 4 0 49 44 3.68 1.12
2003 Yakult 32 4 1 0 0 247 54.0 71 14 19 1 44 1 0 40 36 6.00 1.67
2004 Yakult 34 4 2 0 0 215 49.0 49 5 22 2 42 5 0 24 24 4.41 1.45
2005 Yakult 5 1 2 0 0 46 10.0 14 2 3 1 7 1 0 10 10 9.00 1.70
2006 Yakult 30 0 0 0 0 149 34.1 33 3 14 1 35 6 0 21 19 4.98 1.37
2007 Yakult 2 0 0 0 0 7 1.0 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 9.00 4.00
2008 Nippon Ham 31 6 1 0 0 211 51.0 41 4 18 5 35 4 0 18 18 3.18 1.16
2009 Nippon Ham 19 0 2 0 0 133 28.2 37 3 13 3 11 0 1 19 19 5.97 1.74
Totals 182 18 17 0 1 1452 335.2 340 46 119 19 276 21 1 182 171 4.58 1.37

Suguru Matsuyama (P)

Year Team G W L Sv CG BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
Rookie

Naoto Inada (INF)

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG SLG OBP OPS
2006 Nippon Ham 33 72 63 5 17 3 2 0 24 3 0 0 4 1 3 1 14 1 .270 .381 .309 .694
2007 Nippon Ham 83 175 160 15 44 2 1 0 48 14 0 1 8 2 5 0 23 3 .275 .300 .293 .597
2008 Nippon Ham 99 211 185 10 41 1 1 0 44 12 3 0 18 0 6 2 13 2 .222 .238 .254 .492
2009 Nippon Ham 65 67 65 4 18 3 0 0 21 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 7 1 .277 .323 .299 .622
Totals 280 525 473 34 120 9 4 0 137 36 4 1 30 3 16 3 57 7 .254 .290 .281 .572

Takeharu Kato (P)

Year Team G W L Sv CG BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2003 Yokohama 44 4 2 5 0 252 61.2 59 5 6 4 63 0 0 23 19 2.77 1.05
2004 Yokohama 43 6 6 2 0 421 101.0 99 6 23 4 97 1 0 46 44 3.92 1.21
2005 Yokohama 46 4 6 0 0 372 90.1 89 13 17 5 85 1 0 34 33 3.29 1.17
2006 Yokohama 65 8 7 1 0 316 76.1 64 8 24 2 72 1 0 24 21 2.48 1.15
2007 Yokohama 52 8 4 1 0 366 82.0 88 10 29 3 87 0 0 43 41 4.50 1.43
2008 Yokohama 14 0 1 0 0 52 12.0 17 1 2 0 12 0 0 8 8 6.00 1.58
2009 Yokohama 9 0 1 0 0 53 11.0 15 2 5 0 11 2 0 7 7 5.73 1.82
Totals 273 30 27 9 0 1832 434.1 431 45 106 18 427 5 0 185 173 3.58 1.24

Takahiro Matsuka (P)

Year Team G W L Sv CG BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2009 Yokohama 9 0 1 0 0 62 15.2 11 3 3 3 12 0 0 8 8 4.60 0.89
Totals 9 0 1 0 0 62 15.2 11 3 3 3 12 0 0 8 8 4.60 0.89

Yuta Sekiguchi (OF)

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG SLG OBP OPS
2009 Yokohama 2 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .500 .250 .750
Totals 2 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .500 .250 .750

One comment on “Fighters and Bay Stars pull off 3 for 3 swap

  1. Deanna

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Holy crap, I really AM cursed. This puts it up to 9 out of 17 Fighters players I got photos with this year being off the team next year. But this trade is a bit weird as Naoto is pretty popular in Hokkaido (he even has his own column in every issue of the Fighters magazine) for a bench guy, and is really in with the Fighters mindset. Matsuyama… well, he’s still young, but I know a few Kamagaya season ticket holders who are going to be pretty devastated by this. (I have one friend who was devoted to Yohei Kaneko, and her 15-year-old apprentice was devoted to Matsuyama.) He’s a nice kid too, I was looking forward to seeing how he’d develop with us. Yataro is also a nice guy, but talent-wise we aren’t losing that much from him — what BUGS me is that we had that trade two years ago, Fujii and Yataro and Miki for Oshimoto, Hashimoto, and Keizo, and what do we have now? We have Hajime Miki as a ni-gun coach, and the others are all gone.

    On the other hand, maybe I can finally talk to Takahiro Matsuka next year! I guess the Fighters really wanted a Todai grad in the organization (they drafted Ryohei Endoh about 20 years ago too).

    Still, overall, if this trade is for real, I’m kinda sad to see the guys go. I wonder, where will Yokohama play Naoto anyway, if they do? Second base?

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