Hiromitsu Ochiai's tenure as Dragons GM ended on Tuesday as the three year contract he signed after the 2013 season expired. Ochiai had been the most successful manager in Dragons history between 2004 and 2011 - he lead the team to the Nippon Series five times in eight years and won the Series in 2007, the first championship for the Dragons since 1954. His managerial contract was not renewed after 2011 and after two disappointing seasons the Dragons brought him back to be GM. The disappointing seasons for Chunichi continued, including a last place finish this past season and the organization decided to make a change.
Ochiai has not appeared on a baseball card since he was let go back in 2011, even though there have been several sets that you would have expected him to be in (Dragons Legend, Dragons 80th Anniversary, BBM 25th Anniversary for example). Here's what I'm pretty sure was his last card - it's from the 2011 BBM Nippon Series set (#S27):