Rosenthal On Matsuzaka, Igawa, Edmonds
Here's a link to Ken Rosenthal's latest.
Rosenthal confirms Yahoo Japan's earlier story, which indicated that the Braves had interest in Japanese southpaw Kei Igawa. A Yahoo story had mentioned that Igawa's posting would be contingent on Hanshin signing free agent Hiroki Kuroda, but Rosenthal states as fact that Igawa will be posted. In addition to Atlanta, we know that the Mariners, Dodgers, Mets, and Tigers have special interest in Igawa.
Rosenthal also officially adds the Tigers to the list of teams interested in Daisuke Matsuzaka. While we know every team has scouted him, the Cubs, Angels, Royals, Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Rangers, Orioles, Dodgers, Mariners, and Padres have been mentionally specifically in print. Yes, I just named half of baseball.
Finally, Rosenthal indicates that Jim Edmonds's "postseason revivial" will make it more likely that the Cards exercise his $10MM option. Walt Jocketty isn't that dumb, is he? That his decision could hinge on 15-17 postseason games is ludicrous.