Junichi Tazawa is working on a new type of change-up that he started fiddling with after he received some pointers on how to throw one from Billy Wagner. He's also planning on increasing the number of two-seam fastballs he throws next year.
Matsui is tempting because he was an important part of the World Series team, but if you're going to make the all-decade team after starting only one year, it better have been a Hall of Fame year. Kaz was good, but not that good.
And Sponichi mentions the St. Petersburg Times' article on the Top 10 Tampa Bay area sports stories of the decade for their mention of Akinori Iwamura:
The image still burns fresh: second baseman Akinori Iwamura scooping up the grounder, racing to second for the final out and then jumping in the air as the Rays completed an incredible worst-to-first run in 2008 by winning the American League pennant.