Posts tagged NPB

DARVISH DERBY HAD THE HOT STOVE ABLAZE

DARVISH DERBY HAD THE HOT STOVE ABLAZE

Roughly a week from Christmas, with NFL playoff spots being contested and with the NBA set to launch this weekend, a bidding process for a risky pitching commodity from the other side of the world had MLB fans on the edges of their seats. This was the hot stove in all its glory as anticpation and hope ended […]

YU DARVISH SPECULATION RUNS WILD

YU DARVISH SPECULATION RUNS WILD

In a time on the MLB calendar when there are no games, we’re just past the Winter Meetings, and the off-season signings could come any day without warning, the Yu Darvish Derby has everyone’s attention. The standout Japanese pitcher was posted late last week and the bidding ended on Wednesday at 4:00PM CST. And here […]

RULES: JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

RULES: JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

The “posting system” currently in place for the transfer of baseball players from Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball to Major League Baseball in the U.S. has been in effect since 1998. A previous agreement had been in place since 1967, the United States-Japanese Player Contract Agreement. However, after several high-profile instances of Japanese players moving to […]