...Seems like weekends in March will be ruled by Hisashi Iwakuma and Masahiro Tanaka. The two will be pitching the opening weekend series against the Orix Buffaloes (3/20-21). They will also be pitching the weekend series against the Seibu Lions (3/27-28). And that means they will probably be pitching on the weekend during exhibition play as well: vs. Yokohama Bay Stars on 3/6-7; vs. Swallows 3/13; and vs. Chiba Lotte Marines 3/14).
...The Eagles' 6-man rotation could end up being made up entirely of right-handed pitchers. Iwakuma, Tanaka, and Satoshi Nagai are all right-handed. After that, it could end up being Darrell Rasner, Koji Aoyama, and Akira Matsumoto. Left-hander Hiromichi Fujiwara is also in the running for a spot in the rotation, so it's possible he could break up the righty arms.