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. The TVerik of Lordly Might 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

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
cardsfanboy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDodgers To Acquire Latos, Wood, Jim Johnson In 3-Team Deal; Olivera To Braves - MLB Trade Rumors
(7 - 10:20am, Jul 30)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogTrade Chatter - 2015 Deadline
(335 - 10:18am, Jul 30)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogOTP - July 2015: Winning the Political Game: Politics is More Like Baseball Than Football
(5863 - 10:16am, Jul 30)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogMets Continue to Act Like Small-Market Team | FanGraphs Baseball
(36 - 10:14am, Jul 30)
Last: Conor

NewsblogOT: Soccer June 2015
(1406 - 10:06am, Jul 30)
Last: Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine

NewsblogMets-Brewers nix deal for Carlos Gomez | MLB.com
(4 - 9:55am, Jul 30)
Last: depletion

NewsblogTop 25 MLB players 25 and under | MLB.com
(20 - 9:48am, Jul 30)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

NewsblogGordon Wittenmyer on Twitter: "Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play"
(38 - 9:35am, Jul 30)
Last: Der-K is really digging the new Tame Impala album.

NewsblogBaseball Hall of Fame to eliminate some inactive voters
(56 - 9:28am, Jul 30)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogFor Randy Johnson, Dominance didn't come easy
(20 - 9:20am, Jul 30)
Last: Flynn

NewsblogThe Official Mets Fan Self-Immolation Thread
(394 - 8:48am, Jul 30)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogYankees' Alex Rodriguez hits three home runs | yankees.com
(102 - 7:53am, Jul 30)
Last: Swedish Chef

NewsblogMets reliever Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games | MLB.com
(44 - 4:33am, Jul 30)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogReport: A potential Cubs — San Diego Padres trade still in the works
(59 - 4:23am, Jul 30)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-29-2015
(108 - 1:12am, Jul 30)
Last: The Chronicles of Reddick

Page rendered in 0.1644 seconds
50 querie(s) executed