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Seiichi Uchikawa to become a free agent?

by on Oct.25, 2010 @ 12:23 pm, under NPB
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According to Sponichi, Seiichi Uchikawa is heavily leaning towards exercising his FA option and may meet with the Bay Stars' front office sometime in the near future to inform them of his decision.

If Uchikawa does exercise his FA option, the Softbank Hawks are expected to push hard for him.  Other teams that could be interested: the Hanshin Tigers and the Rakuten Eagles.

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Dragons, Eagles show interest in Mitsutaka Goto

by on Oct.20, 2010 @ 10:43 am, under NPB
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If Mitsutaka Goto hits the FA market, the Chunichi Dragons and Rakuten Eagles may be interested in the 32-year-old.  While the Dragons see Goto as a potential bat off the bench, the Eagles see Goto as a possible key player on their offense.  The Eagles may also like Goto because he's from the Tohoku region (from Akita).

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Hawks looking into Uchikawa (YOK) and Hidaka (ORI)?

by on Oct.20, 2010 @ 10:38 am, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks are apparently looking into possible FAs Seiichi Uchikawa (YOK) and Takeshi Hidaka (ORI).

The Hawks like Uchikawa because he can play both first and the outfield.  With Hiroki Kokubo turning 39 in October, the Hawks may need someone to help spell Kokubo next season.  And with rumors that Hitoshi Tamura will be testing the international FA waters, the club may also need an outfielder.

And while Hidaka only played in 79 games this season, they feel he might be able to bring some stability to their catching situation.