As of Saturday after practice at Yokosuka, Seiichi Uchikawa has yet to hear from the Yokohama Bay Stars. Uchikawa met with the club president Takao Kaji during fall camp and was given basic details on an offer with the promise to meet again once Uchikawa was back in Tokyo.
Said Uchikawa, "I can exercise my FA option as early as the day after tomorrow (Uchikawa said this on Saturday and this is assuming the series ends today). [There is a part of me] that would like for them to ask me to stay [again], but I haven't been contacted. ... If another club contacts me, I'm thinking I'll be more than happy to sit down and talk to them. I wonder what will happen if I talk to another club first and they manage to get my excited. That isn't exactly impossible."