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Around the NPB Horn: Dragons, Tigers, Giants, Bay Stars FO’s close out their years

by on Dec.29, 2009 @ 9:22 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

...The Dragons' front office closed out their year on Monday.

Hanshin Tigers

...The Tigers will have a new Ikusei Development Department, effective January 1, 2010.  And on Monday, they announced that vice GM / chief financial manager Eiichi Takano will be heading up the new department.

They also announced that Satoshi Shimamura will be a chief scout next year.  The position of Fan Service Chief is also being renamed to Fan Communication Chief.

...The Tigers' front office closed out their year on Monday.  The Tigers will be entering the new year with 5 players they still need to re-sign.

Rakuten Eagles

...The Eagles announced on Monday that Ichi-gun infield / base running coach Junji Nishi will be the team's new Ni-gun Ikusei Farm Director / Scout, effective January 1, 2010.

Yokohama Bay Stars

...The Bay Stars' front office closed out their year on Monday.

Yomiuri Giants

...The Giants' front office closed out their year on Monday.