Yokohama Bay Stars' GM Shigeru Takada was a guest on Nippon Hoso's Show Up Nighter Conference 2012 on Wednesday and said, "We need to find a reliable starter. Trades will not be considered until the staff is finalized. And for player compensation on [Shuichi] Murata, we will definitely take any player that can play at the Ichi-gun level."
Nikkan Sports is also reporting that Bay Stars do not plan to go after D.J. Houlton because they are not interested in getting sucked into any bidding wars.