Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, December 02, 2011

Seattle Times: Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik says he’s “aware” of Japanese shortstop Munenori Kawasaki

But wouldn’t someone named Kawasaki want to play for the Swallows? And wear number 61?

Last night, Japanese shortstop Munenori Kawasaki of the champion Softbank Hawks announced at a press conference that he was becoming a free agent. Then, in an interesting twist, he told Japanese media that he wants to play in the major leagues, but only for the Mariners so he could team with Ichiro.

Not everyday the Mariners are flat out handed a free agent with zero competition. Especially one from Japan who won’t require a posting fee.

But would the Mariners want him?

vortex of dissipation Posted: December 02, 2011 at 01:10 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: japan, mariners

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. RollingWave Posted: December 02, 2011 at 08:10 AM (#4004979)
I hope he's aware that the M's sucked for the last two year and he's running a littlllle short on time.
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 02, 2011 at 11:55 AM (#4004998)
He'd fit in nicely with the Mariners.

Good glove, not much of a hitter (~.730 OPS in Japan since '07), doesn't draw walks, doesn't hit for power, reasonable speed, 30 years old. I'm surprised they haven't already signed him.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
tshipman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBREAKING: Free agent star Manny Machado has agreed to a deal with the San Diego Padres, league sources tell ESPN.
(164 - 9:00am, Feb 21)
Last: BrianBrianson

NewsblogEverything Went Right For The 2018 Red Sox. Are The Champs Destined To Regress?
(3 - 8:48am, Feb 21)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Kahuna

NewsblogKyle Seager showed up to Mariners camp slimmer and healthier. Will that lead to a bounce-back year? | The Seattle Times
(10 - 8:48am, Feb 21)
Last: DanG

NewsblogMLB Set to Pass New Rules Designed to Crack Down on Sign Stealing
(21 - 8:41am, Feb 21)
Last: Stevey

NewsblogMets P Noah Syndergaard wants to 'bet' on himself in free agency
(1 - 8:07am, Feb 21)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogOT - 2018-19 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to Twelfth of Never edition)
(79 - 8:05am, Feb 21)
Last: Ken Griffey's Grotesquely Swollen Jaw

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(270 - 6:59am, Feb 21)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogNutting: pricey free agent would imbalance Pirates payroll
(1 - 6:47am, Feb 21)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogHow and why Padres went after Manny Machado - The San Diego Union-Tribune
(1 - 6:14am, Feb 21)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogMike Moustakas has unfinished business in Milwaukee
(4 - 5:50am, Feb 21)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogBraves want you to get excited about ‘monetary yield’ and ‘glide slope’
(9 - 5:42am, Feb 21)
Last: The Duke

Sox TherapyHappy Pitchers and Molinas* Day!!!
(15 - 12:28am, Feb 21)
Last: Jay Seaver

NewsblogThe clock is ticking for pitchers, and there are concerns
(30 - 11:53pm, Feb 20)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogStuart Sternberg: I should have been more aggressive in Rays stadium talks with Tampa
(3 - 11:29pm, Feb 20)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (February 2019)
(219 - 10:40pm, Feb 20)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

Page rendered in 0.2338 seconds
48 querie(s) executed