A’s win negotiating rights to Iwakuma

The A’s have officially won the bidding for right-handed Japanese phenom Hisashi Iwakuma. The club now has 30 days to come to terms with Iwakuma on a contract. Texas and Seattle also submitted bids for the 29-year-old hurler.

The thinking behind this move is that the A’s will have a surplus of pitching that will allow them flexibility when trading for a big bat this winter. Trade bait would likely include, but not limited to, Vin Mazzaro and even Iwakuma.
More on this to come at the A’s site.

2 Comments

can he play third on the days he won’t pitch?

Always interesting watching Billy at work. The idea of signing this pitcher just to maybe trade him, interesting.
On another topic, What would be the chance of the A’s going after Derrek Lee. Comes from this general area, at the end of his career, yes, but does he still have enough left in the tank to make a big splash in front of his “hometown” fans to help us in 2011?

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