The players held their golf tournament in Kanagawa on Friday, before moving on to the year-end meeting / gathering in Shizuoka.
Tatsunori Hara is hoping that Hisyoshi Chono will step up and help lead the team next year. According to Sport Hochi, the core group consists of Chono, Hayato Sakamoto, Ryota Wakiya, Yoshiyuki Kamei, and Tetsuya Matsumoto.
The Yomiuri Giants will be getting rid of a clause that allows foreign players to turn down demotions to Ni-gun (other than for injury reasons) beginning in the 2011 season. Both Marc Kroon and Seth Greisinger apparently had these clauses in their contracts last season and prevented the team from trying out other foreigners over longer stretches of time.
That means the Giants won't hesitate to drop Jonathan Albaladejo to Ni-gun if he isn't performing to expectations.
Senryokugai Yuki Nishimura decided to join Seino Unyu's Industrial League baseball team. Nishimura worked out with the team earlier this month and was given a passing mark.