I suppose that if the worst case for LaHair is that he can hit like Micah Hoffpauir, it shouldn't surprise anyone that he'd get offers from Japanese teams. Maybe call it the Matt Murton effect. After the last two years, there's no question LaHair could make a pretty good living playing ball in Japan. In the short run, he'll probably be a lot less well off financially if he gets the opportunity to stay on the Cubs' 40 man roster through next season. Glad to see that he's determined to make that happen regardless.