December 12, 2008

Red Sox [Do Not] Offer Contract to Japanese RHP Kenshin Kawakami


Amalie Benjamin, Globe:
According to a baseball source, the report by Nikkan Sports that the Sox have a three-year, $21 million offer out to Japanese pitcher Kenshin Kawakami is not accurate. The Sox apparently have not made an offer to Kawakami.

Nikkan Sports, one of Tokyo's biggest daily sports/entertainment newspapers, is reporting that Red Sox have offered [33-year-old righthander] Kenshin Kawakami a 3-year, $21-million deal. ...

Kawakami has a 112-72 career record with a 3.22 ERA in 11 years as a member of Chunichi Dragons. He won the Rookie of the Year in 1998 and the Central League MVP in 2004. ... His best pitch is a cut-fastball.
The Globe's Adam Kilgore says Kawakawi "projects as a middle- or back-of-the-rotation starter" and the Herald's Michael Silverman thinks he might battle Justin Masterson and Clay Buchholz for the 5th rotation spot. ... SoSH thread on Kawakami here.


Benjamin said...

So how long until Harper emerges from the GG's office to announce the Canadian Blog Awards winners? The suspense is killing me.

laura k said...

Killing you? Think of how Redsock feels.

allan said...

I have hit F5 on the CBA's main page many times today. Many.

And still nothing.

I will NOT post anything until I get some results, so please Theo, do not say you've signed Teixeira until I give you the heads up.