Anyone heard of this guy? Just read today on foxsports website that this guy is none to happy with the signing of Eric Gagne. If Gagne pitches well this spring they said Akinori could be made available. He converted 32 of 36 saves with a 2.11 ERA last year. Struck out 47 vs. 11 walks in 59 innings. He's 35 from Japan with three years MLB service. For his career he's pitched 199 innigs with 194 K's vs only 71 BB's, and a 2.59 ERA. Last year his contract was 800K. I'm sure you've all read the article on reds.com about closer questions posed by 980 the sports animal at the Reds caravan in West Carrollton yesterday. In my opinion the closer questions are are still unanswered. I'm not sold on the closer by committee or by the situational closing scenario. Would he be worth a gamble and better than anyone that we currently have?