Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Tag: Tomio Tashiro

[9/21/2014] Rakuten Eagles: Coaching Staff News and Notes

by on Sep.22, 2014 @ 4:49 am, under NPB
Tags: , , ,

Coaching staff news and notes for the Rakuten Eagles:

  • Hitting coach Tomio Tashiro plans to take responsibility for the team's sputtering offense this year by stepping down from his post after the season. Source: Sponichi 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014
  • Possible candidates for Ichi-gun manager, according to ZakZak: Ni-gun manager Hiromoto Okubo, Atsuya Furuta, pitching coach Yoshinori Sato, chief coach Toru Nimura, and Takeshi Yamasaki. Source: ZakZak 9/20/2014 ... Okubo may be the top internal candidate with Furuta the top external candidate. Source: Sports Hochi 9/19/2014 ... Team owner Hiroshi Mikitani told reporters everyone was a candidate, but Okubo may be the front-runner. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014 ... Mikitani reportedly told people close to him that he would like to give Okubo a chance to be a manager. Source: Sponichi 9/19/2014 ... According to Tokyo Sports, Okubo may not be a popular choice among current players and coaches. Source: Tokyo Sports 9/19/2014
  • The Eagles would like to be ready to make an announcement as soon as the regular season ends. Source: Sponichi 9/19/2014

News and notes on Senichi Hoshino:

  • Sixteen TV cameras and about 100 members of the media covered Hoshino's press conference at kobo Stadium on Thursday.
  • The Eagles will most likely offer Hoshino a position in the front office. Mikitani told reporters he imagined Hoshino in an advisory role.
  • Hoshino does not plan on managing again.
  • Hoshino may have agreed to a three-year deal before the start of the season, but it was more like a a one-year deal with two option years that would kick in if both sides were in agreement.
  • Hoshino considered retirement after winning the Nippon Series last year, but agreed to a new deal because he wanted to protect his coaching staff -- he was worried if he stepped down, many of the coaches would be out of a job, something he did not want, especially after winning a Nippon Series.

Source: Daily Sports 9/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

Comments Off on [9/21/2014] Rakuten Eagles: Coaching Staff News and Notes

Rakuten Eagles to hire Tomio Tashiro as new Ni-gun batting coach

by on Oct.07, 2011 @ 11:08 am, under NPB
Tags: ,

According to Nikkan Sports, the Rakuten Eagles will be adding 57-year-old Tomio Tashiro to their staff next season as Ni-gun batting coach.

Tashiro spent about 10 seasons as a batting coach in the Yokohama organization (1997 - 2006; back and forth between Ichi-gun and Ni-gun) before taking on the role of Ni-gun manager.  In 2009, he was made interim manager of the Ichi-gun team and returned to managing the Ni-gun team in 2010.  He left the Yokohama organization on 9/27/2010 in order to continue his career as coach and latched on with the SK Wyverns earlier this year (but he stepped down on 8/18 when the manager was dismissed).

Comments Off on Rakuten Eagles to hire Tomio Tashiro as new Ni-gun batting coach

Tomio Tashiro would like to keep coaching

by on Sep.18, 2010 @ 9:38 am, under NPB
Tags: ,

Tomio Tashiro told reporters yesterday that it would have been great if he could have finished out his career with the Yokohama Bay Stars, but that coaching / managing were important to him and that he would accept offers from other clubs if it meant he can continue with his passion.

To clarify a previous post on this subject, the Bay Stars apparently wanted Tashiro to return to the club next season as a member of the front office.  But Tashiro couldn't imagine himself taking on a job as a suit and decided it was time for him to step down.

Comments Off on Tomio Tashiro would like to keep coaching

Tomio Tashiro to step down as Yokohama Ni-gun manager

by on Sep.16, 2010 @ 11:30 pm, under NPB
Tags: , ,

The Bay Stars announced earlier today that Tomio Tashiro will be stepping down as manager of the Ni-gun club (Shonan Searex) at the end of the season.  Yokohama tried to offer Tashiro a front office job, but Tashiro apparently turned down the offer.

Tashiro became a hitting coach in the Yokohama system in 1997 (Ni-gun). He then bounced back and forth between Ni-gun and Ichi-gun (2002, 2004-2006) before finally becoming manager of the Ni-gun club in 2007.

On 5/18/2009, Akihiko Oya stepped down as manager of the Ichi-gun club after a 13-24 start and the Bay Stars selected Tashiro to take the helm for the rest of the season (he finished with a 38-69 record).

Tashiro returned to being manager of the Ni-gun club this year and has so far guided the Searex to a 55-45 record with 3 games left on the schedule (does not include Thursday's game).

Comments Off on Tomio Tashiro to step down as Yokohama Ni-gun manager

Around the NPB Horn: Takada to return to Swallows 2010; Yokohama won’t bring back Tashiro

by on Sep.13, 2009 @ 6:46 am, under NPB
Tags: , ,

Hanshin Tigers

...Tomoaki Kanemoto hit career double number 397 against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Saturday and is now tied with Katsuya Nomura for 10th place on the all-time list.

...Norihiro Akahoshi most likely won't be in the starting line-up today after hurting his neck on a fielding play during Saturday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Akahoshi already has chronic neck pains and was taken off the active roster in July with a herniated disc in his back (頸椎椎間板ヘルニア).

Orix Buffaloes

...I know I mentioned Tuffy Rhodes reaching 13 consecutive seasons of 20+ home runs with his 20th home run of the year on Saturday off Takayuki Kishi in the 2nd innings.  But What I failed to mention: Rhodes has now also hit a home run off 228 different pitchers, another NPB record he holds.

Rakuten Eagles

...Katsuya Nomura after Saturday's win: "I think we need to make a closer out of someone in the starting rotation.  Ma-kun (Masahiro Tanaka) would be the easiest to convert."

Interesting idea, but I don't know that the Eagles can afford to take Tanaka out of the rotation.

On an extra note: Nomura got a call from his wife, Sachio Nomura, during his post-game interview to congratulate him on his victory.  Nomura asked his wife fora new watch and smirked.  Apparently she's going to buy him a watch full of diamonds.

Yakult Swallows

...Shigeru Takada will return to the Swallows next season as manager, even if the team doesn't get to the Climax series.

Said Sumiya Hori, Swallows acting owner, "Whatever the results, I asked Takada to return next season.  My decision is firm.  Takada also said that he understood.  He'll continue to do a great job for us."

He later added, "The low point is lasting a little long, but the numbers have improved over last season.  It's just a matter of grinding through it."

Yokohama Bay Stars

...According to this Sanspo article, Tomio Tashiro will not be returning to the Bay Stars as manager of the team next season.  Tashiro has gone 31-54-0 since taking over the team on May 19th.

Yomiuri Giants

...Out of the useless information department: Daisuke Nakai received about 70 e-mails congratulating him on his first pro home run.

Comments Off on Around the NPB Horn: Takada to return to Swallows 2010; Yokohama won’t bring back Tashiro