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10/11/2010: Takashi Saito, Koji Uehara, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Oct.11, 2010 @ 1:47 pm, under MLB

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.