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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

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   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. Dan Lee tips his cap respectfully to JackVincennes 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.

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