Some quotes & paraphrases from around the Japanese media on Hanshin's impending acquisition of Craig Brazell:
- "It has become known that the negotiations between Hanshin and former Seibu Lion Craig Brazell have reached a basic agreement" (Nikkei Net)
- "The posibility of Brazell debuting for Hanshin on June 5 against Orix has increased... Brazell is coming to Japan on May 26th for a physical" (Nikkan Sports)
- "He likes Koshien! He likes yakiniku!" (Sanspo)
There you have it. The way this has played out, I wonder if the Tigers really ever considered anyone else.