Do you think the Reds will be more active persuing free agents in the Japanese leagues or other Latin free agents? I know we still won't be able to out-bid teams like the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Mets, and Seattle, who are most active with Japanese teams, but the Reds in the recent past haven't even seemed interested in talking to any of these players. Just curious what you think. Here is a player that might be available this coming off season:
Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to be allowed to sign with an MLB club this winter via the posting system and may be one of the most sought-after free agents on the market. Matsuzaka, MVP at the WBC earlier this year, was in the midst of another dominating season in Japan, going 9-2, 2.05 with an 0.97 WHIP and a 103-to-19 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 92 innings while leading the Pacific League in both wins and strikeouts.