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[9/26/2013] Good chance Yokohama Bay Stars ask Kiyoshi Nakahata to return in 2014

by on Sep.26, 2013 @ 4:52 pm, under NPB

Kiyoshi Nakahata appeared to be open to returning next season when he told reporters on Wednesday that personnel decisions were not his to make.  That might be a good sign for Nakahata fans, since the Bay Stars appear to leaning toward asking him back next season.

Source: Sanspo 9/25/2013

Sponichi provided the following quotes from GM Shigeru Takada on Nakahata in a report posted this morning:

It is only natural that he feels responsible since his goal was to make it to the Climax Series.

But this is not only about winning and losing.  He has made progress over the last two years and there is no doubt the team is heading in a good direction.  That is something the organization and fans can feel.

I cannot comment [on when we will speak to Nakahata] at this point in time.

Source: Sponichi 9/26/2013

Daily Sports has a slightly different set of quotes from Takada:

He will obviously say that he feels responsible if reporters ask him.

It not for Nakahata, these past two years would not have been possible.  He did a good job speaking to the media on a regular basis and while the team did not make the Climax Series, it is showing definite signs of improvement.  Is there anyone else [that could have done the same thing]?

Source: Daily Sports 9/26/2013