Holiday and business activity kept me away from blogging this week, but after a relaxing Black Friday spent mostly away from the computer and the shops, I'm ready to get going again.
Kenji Johjima is reportedly making more scouting recommendations to his new employer. This time, though, the Hanshin Tigers have their sights set a little more realistically. Randy Messenger was the main guy mentioned in Sanspo's latest report. Messenger nearly joined the Carp in mid-season 2009 but Hiroshima and Seattle couldn't come to an agreement on a transfer fee.
Eric Hull and Jason Bulger were the other two guys mentioned on Hanshin's list; Hull makes sense, while they're probably a year too late on Bulger.