Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Nakajima, Yankees unable to reach deal

The Yankees announced on Thursday that they were unable to sign infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima, who will instead continue to play for the Seibu Lions of Japan’s Pacific League.

“We unfortunately could not come to an agreement with Hiroyuki,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said in a statement. “We wish him the best of luck during the upcoming 2012 season.”

The Yankees acquired the rights to negotiate with the 29-year-old Nakajima through the posting process on Dec. 7, offering a reported $2.5 million bid that gave them 30 days to speak freely with Seibu’s shortstop and team captain.

Sayonara!

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 05, 2012 at 07:18 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: japan, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: January 05, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4030057)
The Yankees already have Eduardo Nunez on the roster as a potential backup infielder, but they enjoyed getting contributions from the 34-year-old Chavez at third and first base last season.


This was a strangely written article. "enjoyed getting contributions" sounds like some part of a Rick Santorum joke on late-night.

Also, their posting bid gave them the right to negotiate with... his DP partner? In Japan, does the captain on the field have some official negotiating or GM-ing capacity?
   2. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: January 05, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4030063)
He is their shortstop and team captain, TVerik.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Randy Jones
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 20 Feb. 2017: Baseball in a Time of Politics
(875 - 12:32pm, Feb 22)
Last: Gone Fishing

NewsblogSources: MLB, union agree to use dugout signal for intentional walk
(52 - 12:30pm, Feb 22)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogMike Piazza Learns How to Be an Owner. Of a Soccer Team. In Italy.
(32 - 12:22pm, Feb 22)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogDave Stieb on Hall of Fame: 'I surely did not deserve to be just wiped off the map' | MLB | Sporting News
(40 - 12:17pm, Feb 22)
Last: JohnQ

NewsblogMLB commissioner Rob Manfred angry union won't agree to proposesd rule changes
(73 - 12:16pm, Feb 22)
Last: Eddo

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(2347 - 12:14pm, Feb 22)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogRestricted Free Agency, Anyone? | FanGraphs Baseball
(2 - 12:00pm, Feb 22)
Last: Khrushin it bro

NewsblogOT: January 2016 Soccer Thread
(240 - 11:57am, Feb 22)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogBaseball Reference has a New Look
(18 - 11:42am, Feb 22)
Last: danup

NewsblogSammy Sosa compares himself to Jesus Christ, denies PED use
(35 - 11:30am, Feb 22)
Last: bookbook

NewsblogHow baseball players are trying stem cells to avoid Tommy John
(9 - 11:16am, Feb 22)
Last: jacksone (AKA It's OK...)

NewsblogNY POST Puma, M - Terry Collins weighs 3 imperfect non-Reyes leadoff options
(3 - 11:15am, Feb 22)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-22-2017
(3 - 10:24am, Feb 22)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

NewsblogIchiro collides with Brandon Barnes during outfield drill, visits trainer's room for first time - Sun Sentinel
(1 - 10:11am, Feb 22)
Last: Scott Ross

NewsblogAstros hope Yuli Gurriel can bring stability to first base - Houston Chronicle
(28 - 9:53am, Feb 22)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Pollo

Page rendered in 0.2711 seconds
47 querie(s) executed