Friday, January 2, 2015
HIROKI KURODA & "MAD LOVE" FROM THE PADRES
Remember when Hiroki Kuroda decided he was going back to Japan to play for the Carp? We wrote about it in KURODA'S GOING HOME the day after Christmas. Now comes word that the San Diego Padres pushed hard to get the guy on their club.
According to UT San Diego:
"The Padres were making a serious push to sign Hiroki Kuroda before the 39-year-old right-hander opted to return to Japan last week, a team source said. While a report that the Padres’ offer was as high as $18 million, topping pushes by both the Dodgers and the Yankees, may have been “a little high,” the source said, the team’s interest in another one-year buy further illustrates Preller’s intention to win now."
It's interesting, although, truth be told, I'm not a fan of these stories, especially because it's after the fact. Bottom line, the story ended on December 26th... Kuroda had chosen... and it was Japan.
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