Thursday, September 11, 2008
Junichi Tawaza has decided to sign with a major league team. He`s a Japanese, amateur pitcher. In other words, he`s a prospect. I imagine Gene Michaels will take a look at him while he`s over there and the Yankees are said to be interested. I know nothing about him but I hope we scout him better than Igawa.
Monday, September 8, 2008
According to Mark Feinsand, the Yankees sent Gene Michael to Japan to scout players. Feinsand lists Koji Uehara, Kenshin Kawakami, both righthanders and Hitoki Iwase, a lefthanded reliever. This seems like a good idea, as Michael has a good eye for talent, and the last time the Yankees signed a Japanese player, there obviously was not enough scouting. This news does not mean that will sign one of those players, they are probably just doing their due diligence.