Toshiya Sugiuchi made 300M yen this past season. It seems he's now thinking about demanding that his salary for the 2011 season be at about the same level as Yu Darvish.
Said Sugiuchi, "Over the last four seasons I've won 15 or more games 3 times. There are only a small number of pitchers that can do that. I just want them to look at my accomplishments and give me a contract that fits."
Sugiuchi also realistically added, "I only know it from what I've read in the papers, but if Tamura can't get a raise, who can?"