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[11/9/2013] Rumors: Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp

by on Nov.10, 2013 @ 3:49 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants like Hiroshima's Kan Otake.  If he does not exercise his FA option, they could move away from Dennis Houlton and try to find another starter on the foreign market.

Seibu's Hideaki Wakui and Chunichi Kenichi Nakata are options, but neither are very appealing to the Giants -- Wakui has not been consistent as a starter and most sources have him heading to Lotte; Nakata may be an interesting option, but he is expected to have a lot high profile suitors and signing him will most likely be difficult.

Source: ZakZak 11/9/2013

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Bullpen coach Makoto Takada will likely be reassigned to a position in the front office.

Source: Sanspo 11/9/2013

Chunichi Dragons

A number of teams could be interested in Hirokazu Ibata, not only for his skills, but also for all the information he has on the Chunichi organization.

Source: ZakZak 11/9/2013

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp have an interest in Chunichi's Hirokazu Ibata.

Source: Daily Sports 11/9/2013