The Nippon Ham Fighters were not able to finalize their 2011 contract with Yu Darvish today. And since today was also the final work day of the year, the Fighters will have to wait until January to finalize their deal with Darvish.
In other team related news:
Sho Nakata told reporters yesterday that he was so concerned about the media at one point that it started to affect his game.
"Towards the end of practice, I would start wasting my time by thinking about what to say to the media," said Nakata. "The breakdown was maybe 50-50 (practice and thinking about the media)."