The defending Nippon Series Champion Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles will lose at least one important team member to MLB this off season - third baseman Casey McGehee has signed a contract with the Miami Marlins for 2014. McGehee hit 28 home runs for the Eagles in 2013, his only season in Japan.
Here's his 2013 BBM 2nd Version card (#617):
As a Red Sox fan, I'm excited to see that the Eagles will be replacing McGehee with Kevin Youkilis, although I don't expect Youk to be anywhere near as successful as McGehee was. Plus I will miss the sound of the PA announcer in Sendai calling out McGehee's name - I don't think it will be as entertaining to hear "Youkilis" announced.