Archives for January 2010

D’Antona signs two-year deal!

Things finally got worked out behind the scenes, and thankfully D’Antona will be swinging the bat for the birds again in 2010. He reportedly signed a two-year deal that will see him taking home 73 million yen this year (plus incentives). The deal includes a club option for the second year. Phew! Glad that’s settled. […]

Winter News Roundup

Well, the festive season is over and the 2010 baseball season can be spotted lurking on the horizon, just waiting to take over our lives again. Here’s a round up of what’s been going on in SwallowsLand so far this offseason that hasn’t been covered elsewhere on the site: The Swallows made only their second ever […]

Swallows sign RHP Tony Barnette

The Tokyo Swallows reported that they have signed 26-year-old Tony Barnette, formerly of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, to a one year deal worth four hundred thousand dollars plus incentives (just shy of forty million yen). Barnette, a right-handed pitcher who will be wearing number 64, spent all of 2009 with Arizona’s triple-A outfit, the Reno […]