While it's still improbable, Ichiro Suzuki and Daisuke Matsuzaka could both be wearing blue and white this summer if everything falls in place, as the Chunichi Dragons have interest in both players.

The moves — getting Ichiro at least — would be huge in terms of attention and probably ticket sales both in Nagoya and across the Central League. How it would help the Dragons in the win-loss column is a harder answer to pin down.

As is usually the case in anything involving Ichiro, he is by far the more interesting of the two. Matsuzaka hasn't had anything to show for his return to NPB in 2015, having made just one top-team appearance in that time. Dice-K is also much more likely to join the team, with a tryout scheduled for Jan. 23, and an invite to break "spring" camp with the top team in February on tap if all goes well.