The Monday Review #16

Hoping for some more fun times!

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

The Monday Review #1

Tokyo Swallows Logo

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

4/12/11 – Yomiuri (Away)

Ishikawa feels the pinch

April 12th, 2011 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 9 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: L (Yamaguchi)   Tokyo opened their delayed 2011 campaign with somewhat of a shambles of a performance as they were easily brushed aside by their beloved neighbours. The Swallows’ starting lineup saw debuts for two players, import Wladimir Balentien […]

2010 Off-Season Player Transaction Summary

Swallows throw around some cash. (BTW Tsubakuro re-signed for 8960 yen.)

UPDATED: January 13, 2011 Since the end of the season, the Swallows have lost some players through cuts and retirement, the team has also gained some players through free agency and the draft. The team also managed to keep Chang-Yong Lim by resigning him to a lucrative contract. We have covered some of these moves, […]