Where will Chihiro Kaneko and Takashi Toritani be playing next season?

As the moving and shaking of the NPB offseason — or the Hot Hibachi League, as Japan Times columnist and HHL commissioner Wayne Graczyk likes to refer to it — begins to wind down, the two biggest pieces on the chessboard have yet to make their move.

The two Kansai-based stars, Kaneko a member of the Orix Buffaloes and Toritani a longtime Hanshin Tigers star, have big decisions to make in the coming weeks with a couple of fanbases ready and waiting to see how things play out.