In an interview with The Japan Times, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara stated that he likes the moves his team has made this off-season. Said Koji, "I think it’s going to be a really good team." The 40-year old Uehara said of his new two-year contract, "I’m grateful. I believe I am indebted to the team and I want to do my best to repay that." Despite the fact that Manager John Farrell has named Koji as the team's closer, Uehara takes a different view:"Although I’m getting a good salary, regular jobs aren’t etched in stone. I want to compete consistently. My intent is to win the (closer) role." Gotta love it!