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Thursday, December 05, 2013

NY Times: How Yanks May Proceed, Cano or No Cano

Major League Baseball has been negotiating a new posting system with its counterparts in Japan, and it sent over its latest proposal Wednesday. Under the proposed system, teams would be allowed to make a maximum bid of $20 million, according to two people who have been briefed on the negotiations. If more than one team bids the maximum, the player will be free to negotiate with all of them.

A team making the highest bid would have exclusive rights to negotiate with the player. [...]

Under both the old system and the proposed one, the posting fee does not count against a team’s luxury-tax figure. But Tanaka’s salary would, and the lower posting fee means that M.L.B. teams are more likely to give Japanese players higher contracts, which could have an impact on teams that are close to the luxury-tax threshold — like the Yankees.

bobm Posted: December 05, 2013 at 12:27 AM | 70 comment(s)
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