Wednesday, July 04, 2007
The Red Sox have entered into an agreement with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball. It will be centered around scouting and baseball development in Japan and the Pacific Rim.
This can only assist the Sox in acquiring Japanese players, but without the details of the contract (player movement, sharing scouting info, etc.), it is difficult to assess the impact this will have on the Olde Towne Team. It is worth noting that Marines are managed by Bobby Valentine.