Linkage: Tazawa-mania

Here are a bunch of articles telling you all you need to know about the Sox shiny new Japanese toy.

A nice overview by Seam McAdam, and the thorough scouting job done by the Sox for over a year.

Why Tazawa chose the Red Sox, in his own words.

The role of Daisuke Matsuzaka in recruiting Tazawa to Boston.

The reaction of Nippon Pro League baseball to this poaching of one of their players.

Epstein argues that the signing is not unprecedented.

The complete details on his $3.3M contract.


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