Seiya Suzuki's Plans In Light Of Continuing Lockout

One of the biggest names that baseball fans were looking forward to watching in 2022 was Japanese superstar Seiya Suzuki. The multi-time Nippon League All-Star has been stuck in the middle of a 30-day negotiating window to work out a deal with a major league team of his choosing. What are his plans in light of the uncertainty over an MLB season? Is he re-thinking the whole thing? 

In short, according to his agent, he is still 100% committed. 

According to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic, all is still on track, and he "isn’t reevaluating coming to MLB" based on Tuesday's news of the failed negotiations and games being cancelled. “Seiya is 100% committed to playing in MLB this year," said his agent Joel Wolfe. "He’s shown remarkable patience and resolve.”

That posting window has 20 days to run—once MLB can get back to business when/if a collective bargaining agreement is struck. Suzuki and his agent had virtual meetings with at least 8 major league clubs before the lockout. 

A couple of teams have been rumored to be at the top of his wish list, though there are numerous clubs that will no doubt get in on the bidding, when it's allowed to resume.