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  1. Jim Allen: Not much coming out of Japan this offseason

    Jim Allen

    Led by a pair of 33-year-old right-handed pitchers, this year's class of Japanese free agents is rather mediocre.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2008
  2. Amateur Tazawa bypassing Japan leagues for MLB

    Jim Allen

    Amateur right-hander Junichi Tazawa became the first Japanese player to announce he would bypass the Japanese pro draft and sign as a free agent with an MLB team.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2008
  3. Fukudome ready to emerge from obscurity

    Jim Allen

    The Cubs won the Kosuke Fukudome bidding with a $48 million deal, and the multiskilled right fielder should be a solid investment.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2007
  4. Dodgers get a ground-ball machine in Kuroda

    Jim Allen

    In Hiroki Kuroda, the Dodgers get a ground-ball pitcher with a special knack for cranking up the intensity in late innings.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2007
  5. New Royals skipper is up for the challenge

    Jim Allen

    Turning the Royals around won't be easy, but after managing in Japan, new skipper Trey Hillman is used to overcoming challenges.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2007
  6. Japanese talent pool is deep

    Jim Allen

    The pressure for easier access to top Japanese talent is likely to build as a result of the struggles regarding Daisuke Matsuzaka's deal.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2006
  7. Hopes of a nation are riding on ace

    Jim Allen

    The nation of Japan would be devastated if Daisuke Matsuzaka failed to reach an agreement with the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2006
  8. Boston's bid is the talk of Japan

    Jim Allen

    Daisuke Matsuzaka, his team and the Japanese public at large were stunned by the Red Sox's bid. It's the talk of Japan.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2006
  9. Iwamura will be in the Show in 2007

    Jim Allen

    Like Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese third baseman Akinori Iwamura is a lock to play in the major leagues in 2007.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2006
  10. Matsuzaka won't come cheap

    Jim Allen

    Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japan's premier pitcher, is headed toward a 2007 premiere in the majors.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2006
  11. Korea beats longtime rival Japan

    Jim Allen

    In Sunday's Pool A finale of the World Baseball Classic, Japan felt the Korean boom.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2006
  12. Japan hits three HRs, beats China 18-2

    Jim Allen

    Japan pounded out nine extra-base hits in an 18-2 rout of China on Friday in Pool A play at Tokyo Dome.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2006
  13. Korea shuts out Chinese Taipei in WBC opener

    Jim Allen

    A procession of major-league pitchers helped Korea hold off bitter Asian rival Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the WBC opener on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2006
  14. Asian quarterfinalists keep an eye on California

    Jim Allen

    Sunday's WBC Pool A action will feature Chinese Taipei vs. China, while the Tokyo Dome finale pits Asian titans and longtime rivals Japan and Korea in the first round of a conflict that will spill over into California.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2006
  15. Talent unlikely to get lost in translation

    Jim Allen

    Forget Hideki Matsui and Tadahito Iguchi. Japan is going places without them in the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2006