Kosuke Fukudome -
The Hanshin Tigers do not have placed any cut-off periods for their negotiation with Fukudome. However, they are also in a position where they can not move forward on foreign players until Fukudome decides what he wants to do.
Said GM Katsuhiro Nakamura, "There is one foreign player we like, but that is up in the air right now because if we can sign Fukudome, then we need to work out issues with other positions."
Source: Sanspo 10/12/2012
Nakamura on their offer to Fukudome: "We are thinking about increasing the incentives/bonuses, but it can be difficult gauging how high the base should be. We will discuss it. With the money holders." Source: Nikkan Sports 10/12/2012
Yokohama Bay Stars GM Shigeru Takada told reporters on Thursday that he did not think it would become a money game with Fukudome. Source: Sanspo 10/12/2012
Tsuyoshi Nishioka -
The Hanshin Tigers are slated to meet Nishioka for their first round of negotiations after the Nippon Series ends. Source: Sanspo 10/12/2012
If the Nippon Series ends in four games, the Tigers could meet with Nishioka as early as November 1. Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 10/12/2012
The Tigers could be preparing a multi-year contract with a base two years. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/12/2012
Nishioka has apparently received offers from a number of different clubs. Source: Daily Sports 10/12/2012
Nishioka is currently working out in the US and could return to Japan sometime before the end of the month. Source: Sports Hochi 10/12/2012
Ryota Igarashi -
Hanshin Tigers GM Nakamura on Igarashi: "Things are just getting started. I will be getting in tough with his agent to confirm some things. Whether he wants to return to Japan. There is no doubt he is player we want. If he returns, I am sure others will be interested." Source: Sanspo 10/12/2012