Saturday, November 29, 2008

It Looks Like Tazawa Picks Red Sox

Japanese righthander Junichi Tazawa has contacted three teams that were interested in acquiring his services. He told them he was not interested in joining them. Those clubs are the Texas Rangers, the Seattle Mariners and the Atlanta Braves. That, of course, clears the way for the Boston Red Sox. He will hold a news conference early next week to announce his decision. At the beginning he will go to Boston's Double A team where he will be able to refine his growing and glowing skills. This will be a "no lose" transaction for both parties, and eventually Junichi might be in the same pitching rotation as his idol, Daisuke Matsuzaka. Good luck to him!

Boston acquired right handed pitcher Wes Littleton from Texas for two players to be named later and some cash. Wes spent most of last season at the Triple A Texas affiliate in Oklahoma. He was 7-1 with six saves and an ERA of 4.01. Righthanded batters hit only .236 against him. This will be another long term project, bits and pieces of the 2009 puzzle. The prize pieces are still to be claimed but I have a feeling the Boston Red Sox will do just fine, thank you very much.

How's that for a quick but somewhat brief and non-illuminating Saturday morning post? I hope you were informed a wee bit. You can click on the title of this post for more Soxiness, your comments are always welcome but too seldomly seen and as always, BE WELL. Shalom.


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