Yoshihito Ishii is scheduled to meet with the Lions' front office for a third round of salary negotiations on the 22nd. He told reporters yesterday that he was ready to wait thing out, if necessary.
Said Ishii, "I rather not have [negotiations] spill into the new year, and I did have a chance to tell them everything on my mind, now it's a question of how they react."
He then added, "In my 14 year pro, this was the first time I place an offer on hold. I'd like for them to take that into consideration too."
Ishii also participated in a Christmas event for 220 adults and children with disabilities on Saturday.
Hideaki Wakui is apparently in the middle of move.
Shogo Saito took part in a baseball clinic for kids on Saturday that lasted about 2 hours. Seems Saito has received a number of offers to attend clinics this winter and still has about 3 more to go to.
Ryoma Nogami was a little disappointed that Team Darvish was going on a temporary break this year due to various issues like player injuries and Yu Darvish working through some private issues.