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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Shohei Ohtani MLB posting deal reached | MLB.com

As first reported by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal and subsequently confirmed by MLB.com with multiple sources, the MLBPA wanted MLB and NPB officials to change certain aspects of the agreement, including a shorter window for players to be posted that would be less disruptive to the pace of the domestic free-agent market, as well as a rule that would prevent NPB teams from keeping a player if teams are unsatisfied with the size of the MLB contract (and, in turn, the amount of “commission” it would receive in the transfer).

Officials reached a compromise early on Tuesday that addresses the union’s concerns on the “pull back” provision for NPB clubs, according to sources. A breakthrough occurred when NPB dropped its request for “pull back” rights in exchange for a graduated release fee structure. NPB’s posting club receives a 20% posting fee on the first $25 million, 17.5% on the next $25 million and 15% on all amounts above $50 million.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 21, 2017 at 08:01 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: November 22, 2017 at 09:34 AM (#5580009)
Now all we need is a team willing to give him a real shot at being a two way player.

Based on the admittedly little I know about Ohtani, it seems like he's going to only sign for someone who'd give him that chance.
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: November 22, 2017 at 09:45 AM (#5580013)
It seems like the new rules don't really change anything for Ohtani; they apply mostly to players not subject to the MLB international limits.
   3. sotapop Posted: November 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM (#5580135)
My Tampa Bay Rays (and their meager bank accounts and stingy front office) say hello.

Hey, a man can dream.
   4. John Northey Posted: November 23, 2017 at 12:30 AM (#5580510)
The Jays did say they'd give him a chance to play both ways. With an opening in both LF and RF and a poor DH the Jays could afford to give him that chance. Any other clubs publicly say that yet?

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