[6/13/2017] Yomiuri GM planning to step down

Tatsuyoshi Tsutsumi is planning to take responsibility for the Yomiuri Giants’ season by stepping down as the team’s general manager. A successor has not yet been selected, though there may be a number of candidates that could replace him, including Special Assistant Yoshitaka Katori.

Tsutsumi took over as general manager in May 2015. Among some of the moves he made:

  • signed Alex Castellanos in July 2015
  • signed Luis Cruz and Garrett Jones after the 2015 season
  • traded Susumu Orui for Masahiro Inui in April 2016
  • signed Casey McGehee, Arquimedes Caminero, Dai-Kang Yoh, Masahiko Morifuku, and Shun Yamaguchi after the 2016 season
  • traded Taishi Ota and Katsuhiko Kumon for Mitsuo Yoshikawa and Shingo Ishikawa in November 2016
  • traded Yuki Koyama for Takahiro Kakizawa in December 2016
  • started a San-gun level

Source: Tokyo Sports 6/13/2017, Daily Sports 6/13/2017, Daily Sports 6/13/2017Nikkan Sports 6/13/2017, Sponichi 6/13/2017, Sanspo 6/13/2017

[UPDATE 6/13 @ 8:30pm]

The Giants announced today, after a shareholder’s meeting and a board of directors meeting, that Representative Director and President Hiroshi Kubo was named representative director and chairman. Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Bureau Director Kazuo Ishi was named the new Representative Director and President. They also announced that they accepted Tsutsumi’s resignation as director general manager and director of baseball operations. Special Assistant to the General Manager Katori was named the new general manager and director of baseball operations.

Source: Yomiuri 6/13/2017

Comment on "[6/13/2017] Yomiuri GM planning to step down"

  • 808ace

    Takahashi should be stepping down as well. Team hasn’t done well during his stint. They have not had any growth whatsoever.

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