Coming: Ryan Wing, Tomohiro Nioka, Masanori Hayashi, Luis Jimenez (in camp but not signed)
Going: Michael Nakamura, Takahito Kudoh, Ryan Glynn
Staying: Jason Botts, Termel Sledge, Brian Sweeney, Atsunori Inaba
Trending: a bit to the negative side
Synopsis: I think I'd rather have Nakamura than Nioka, but if Nioka bounces back and Hayashi gives the Fighters 75% of what they had with Nakamura, it will be a net gain. Those are two big "ifs" though. Yu Darvish remains the key to this though; as he goes so will the Fighters. Sho Nakata waiting in the wings doesn't hurt either.