Koji Watanabe

MLB, NPB nearing agreement on new posting system

MLB and NPB are closing in a new agreement regarding posting fee guidelines for Japanese players coming to the United States. Most notably affected is Masahiro Tanaka, considered the prized pitcher on the market this winter.

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Masahiro Tanaka could stay in Japan

Tanaka's current team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, could choose not to post him now due to the changes in the posting system.

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NPB, MLB reach basic agreement on posting system

The agreement will cap posting fees at $20 million as soon the details are sorted out.

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New posting fee could affect Tanaka's availability

If the new posting agreement between MLB and NPB goes live, Masahiro Tanaka's Japanese club might keep him. That would have a huge impact on offseason moves around the league.

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MLB, Japan nearing posting system agreement

The newest iteration of the proposal reportedly caps the posting fee at $20 million.

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MLB, Japan to continue talks on posting agreement

The two sides have been negotiating since the end of the 2013 MLB regular season after the previous posting system expired.

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MLB, Japan continue posting agreement discussions

The two sides are hoping to come to a new agreement soon so players like Masahiro Tanaka can be posted.

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MLB, Japan resume talks on new posting agreement

Japanese officials are expected to negotiate toward a similar agreement as the previous posting system.

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