Japanese pitcher Kenshin Kawakami might be close to signing a deal with the Braves. The thirty-three year old righty has won the Sawamura award for the best pitcher in the Nippon Professional Baseball League in 2004 and came close to winning it a second time in 2006. He projects to be a back of the rotation type in MLB.
Now, the way this offseason has been going, I won't believe none of it until he signs on the line which is dotted, but there is a whole lot of smoke out there about this. Even the Wikipedia crazies are getting into the act. Mark Bowman and David O'Brien seem to think a deal is close, so I'll remain cautiously optimistic.
Oh who the hell do I think I'm kidding?
SOMEONE WANTS OUR MONEEEEYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!
IT'S PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!!!!!!@!!
I really shouldn't drink Red Bull before reading MLBTradeRumors.com. Gee, I hope I didn't just jinx it...