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[NPB Interest] Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome Updates: September 22, 2012

by on Sep.22, 2012 @ 4:48 pm, under NPB

According to Sponichi, the Yomiuri Giants are interested in reacquiring Hideki Matsui if he decides to return to Japan next season.  With the artificial turf at Tokyo Dome and two knees that have seen better times, the Giants most likely see Matsui as a first baseman.

The Rakuten Eagles and the Yokohama Bay Stars are also thought to be interested in the thirty-eight-year-old.

Source: Sponichi 9/22/2012, Sponichi 9/22/2012, Sponichi 9/22/2012

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Nikkan Sports is carrying a slightly better quote from Morimichi Takagi on Kosuke Fukudome.

We will offer a low amount of money.  But Hanshin and Yokohama have money.  [Fukudome] will probably not come here.  How can I meet him.  Especially when the team will not offer him a lot of money. ... He has a house in Nagoya, right?  He also borrows Nagoya Stadium for his off-season training.  There are favors.  Do people not think about these things?  How cool would it be if he were to say it is not the money, it is all about Chunichi."

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/22/2012

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