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Hiroshi Hirao meets with the Seibu Lions

by on Nov.02, 2010 @ 10:20 pm, under NPB

11/3/2010 2:57pm JST

Hosokawa's meeting with the Lions yesterday was actually the second of the off-season.  It was also the first time they talked numbers.

11/2/2010 11:06pm JST

The Lions also met with Toru Hosokawa and again asked that he stay with the team.  Said Hosokawa, "I understand how they feel and they are a team that helped grow me as a player."  Hosokawa appears to be leaning towards staying with the team.

Seems the also met with Masahiro Abe and Tomoaki Sato.

10:20pm JST

Hiroshi Hirao met with the Seibu Lions earlier today at Seibu Dome.  Hirao told reporters that the Lions asked him to stay with the team but that the offer he received was lacking.  Hirao also said that while he didn't have any plans to move on to another team, he also didn't feel as if he received an offer that he could accept right away and without another round of negotiations.