The Seibu Lions are thinking about asking for a player and money (instead of just money) as compensation for losing Toru Hosokawa, once everything becomes finalized. Seems the Lions might try to net themselves a left-handed pitcher.
The Seibu Lions year-end meeting / gathering golf tournament took place on Thursday. 124 players and staffers took part in the event. Yasuyuki Kataoka finished in third. Masamitsu Hirano and Chikara Onodera won the Best Drive Awards. And Hisanobu Watanabe was selected for the Best Dresser Award (although Watanabe didn't appear to understand why).