According to Nikkan Sports (as translated and linked by npbtracker.com), the Red Sox are scheduled to meet with Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, an 18-year-old who has starred in Japan's Koshien Tournament, on Oct. 19. The Sox, according to the translated report, are one of eight major-league teams slated to meet with Kikuchi. Kikuchi is deciding whether to pitch in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league, or to bypass the Japanese draft to sign with a Major League Baseball team as an amateur free agent. His case is viewed as similar to that of Junichi Tazawa, the right-hander who signed with the Red Sox last December after pitching in Japan's amateur Industrial League, though Kikuchi's potential jump from high school directly to the U.S. is considered in some ways even more dramatic than was Tazawa's.
We discuss the state of the Sox, specifically Rick Porcello, with Red Sox Manager John Farrell.
Gary and Ben on the Pats.
The guys discussed the latest Red Sox news with Larry.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Gary Tanguay.
Danny's early thoughts on Celtics drafting Terry Rozier at the 16th pick
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss the Revs continued downfall & argue over The Mighty Ducks movie franchise
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