What would the Christmas season be for Dodgers fans without another rumor? The Kenta Maeda-Dodgers connection has been made before, so here it is again.
Pictures have surfaced of him and his agent at Dodgers Stadium on Christmas Eve and, given the geographical sense it makes for both parties (not to mention how the Dodgers still need a number-two starter), this does feel noteworthy.
Rumors surfaced of a potential meeting, like the OC Register’s Bill Plunkett’s below:
Via Japanese media source: RHP Kenta Maeda was at #Dodgers Stadium yesterday. Deadline to sign is Jan. 8
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) December 26, 2015
Then, the Japanes Media Source Plunkett mentioned was made known:
This is the closest thing we’ve come to an in-depth report on any potential free agent meeting with the Dodgers. Sure, we’ve heard how the Dodgers were highly interested, then how they came ever-so-close to signing said free agent.
This, however, is the first time we’ve seen anything close to concrete evidence about some type of meeting. It’s impossible to say if this definitely means the Dodgers will sign Maeda or anything, really, but compared to previous reports, this is exponentially more interesting.