Yomiuri Giants' chairman Tsuneo Watanabe spoke to reporters yesterday and bluntly said, "I mean no offense to TBS, but the longer they wait, the more they'll lose. [The] Yokohama [Bay Stars] have a bad deal with the stadium owners. Nippon Ham was successful. Softbank and Rakuten too. [The] Yokohama [Bay Stars] should just move [somewhere else]."
Watanbe also added, "But they need to firmly turn down any strange companies, otherwise that could destroy pro yakyu. And no foreign teams. A Japanese person needs to hold 50% or more of the stock. I'd like to see the team owned by a company with class."
In another report, Watanabe also mentioned places like Niigata and Shizuoka as two potential destinations. He also said that the Bay Stars might be able to stay in Yokohama if they can swing a deal for a new stadium.