Posts tagged Japanese Posting System

TANAKA TO BE POSTED THURSDAY

TANAKA TO BE POSTED THURSDAY

After many twists and turns, Japanese superstar pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will finally be posted by his NPB team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles on Thursday morning. The 30-day window for Tanaka to reach a deal with a major league club will run to January 24th, 2014 at 5PM. The MLB.com story linked above pulls together information […]

CHANGES TO JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

CHANGES TO JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

UPDATE: While an agreement looked to be imminent, NPB has balked at MLB’s proposal and  things appear to be at an impasse at this time. MLB COO Rob Manfred spoke at the end of the GM and Owners meetings this week and indicated that MLB is tired of waiting for a response to their proposal […]

YU DARVISH POSTED, BIDDING ENDS 12/14

YU DARVISH POSTED, BIDDING ENDS 12/14

25-year old Japanese RHP Yu Darvish has been posted and MLB teams have until 4:00PM CST Wednesday to bid on exclusive negotiating rights. (For an explanation of the posting system, go here). Darvish is the latest darling hurler of the Nippon Professional Baseball league and he has put up very impressive numbers starting with his age-19 year […]