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Player’s Union “ok” with Dragons’ move to reset active roster

by on Oct.06, 2010 @ 4:15 am, under NPB

The player's union is apparently ok with Hiromitsu Ochiai's decision to remove every player from the active roster.

Seems Ochiai contacted the player's union before making the move to get their understanding and cooperation.  And while the player's union would have rather seen the Dragons' keep their players on the active roster, they also saw how it might be a move that would work in favor of the team and therefore could not be entirely against it.

See also:

Chunichi resets active roster, how will player’s union react?

3 comments on “Player’s Union “ok” with Dragons’ move to reset active roster

  1. Eric Lord

    Sorry to ask a silly question, but how does this roster reset benefit the Dragons? I understand how it was possible and the implications involving posting, but why did the Dragons bother to jump through the hoops in the first place?

    1. Gen Post author

      To be honest, I’m not entirely sure either. My guess:

      With some much time left between their last game of the season and their first playoff game, the Dragons can try to create some “competition” amongst the players by resetting the entire roster. In other words, by taking everyone off, the Dragons are basically saying no one’s job is secure.

      So I guess the Dragons are sort of playing mind games with their players, and more specifically, with their younger players, since the vets probably know where they stand.

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