It appears as though there are a number of teams interested in So Taguchi and Tomokazu Ohka. At least according to their agents, Alan Nero.
Said Nero about Taguchi, "We'll meet with a number of teams during the Winter Meetings and we'll decide put together a list of things Taguchi is looking for sometime this week. We should have some sort of a decision by the end of the week."
Ryota Igarashi is apparently interested in trying to hit 100mph on the radar gun. And part of what might allow that ambition to come to fruition might have to do with the harder mounds.
"I love it. There's nothing wrong with hard mounds, and I think it'll help my delivery. All the necessary elements for throwing hard are present," said Igarashi.
The harder mounds will apparently provide Igarashi with more stability on his landing foot, allowing him to generate more arm velocity.
Igarashi also said that he'd like to try and pick up a two-seamer to complement his pitches.