The Strange Daily Commute Of Kei Igawa, Minor League Superstar

Bill Pennington has a splendid New York Times piece today about Kei Igawa, the other Japanese pitcher who came over to the US in the winter of 2006. The Red Sox splurged on the posting fee for Daisuke Matsuzaka—who, let's not forget, had two nice seasons before becoming the biggest Boston blight since the Big Dig—and… » 7/24/11 11:00am 7/24/11 11:00am

The OTHER Japanese Pitching Prize

In a much lower-profile — for the Yankees, anyway — announcement yesterday, the Yankees have won the bidding rights to Kei Igawa, a lefthanded pitcher in Japan, for the apparently bargain-rate discount of $26 million. » 11/29/06 2:00pm 11/29/06 2:00pm