Takashi Saito ended up making it to the Braves' NL Division Series roster on the 10th. Bobby Cox held a press conference before game 3 of the Division Series and announced Saito was added to the roster in place of an injury Billy Wagner.
Via Nikkan Sports: Koji Uehara updated his blog with a post that mentions he would like to continue playing in the Majors next year. He also says that while he's a little worried about how many teams will be interested in him, he's also excited about the possibilities.
Via Nikkan Sports: Nick Cafardo (Boston Globe) wrote an article asking if it might make sense for the Red Sox to trade Daisuke Matsuzaka. A snip:
"With the state of pitching today, if a team can go out and get a still relatively young middle-of-the-rotation starter, they’ll do it," said one veteran scout with an American League team, who had no doubt that teams would vie for Matsuzaka.
Most of the people we asked said that most teams would ask for a subsidy to take Matsuzaka, but the bigger problem might be the player compensation. Would the Sox try to replenish their bullpen? Would they opt for prospects? A hitter? More starting pitching?
There is no shortage of teams that would be interested in Matsuzaka. The Mets were the runners-up in the posting bid for him. The Mariners have a Japanese owner. The Dodgers have a history with Japanese pitchers. The Rangers could take on the contract. The Brewers need pitching. The Tigers could use another starter.