Found December 17, 2013 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Finally…. Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka has stated he wants to pitch in MLB in 2014. Here we go: Masahiro Tanaka says he wants to pitch in MLB in 2014 http://t.co/NqOhg28rkF — Ben Badler (@BenBadler) December 17, 2013 Rumor has it that MLB teams are expecting Tanaka to be posted later this week. And New York fans will finally find out whether Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is a man of his word or not thanks to the newly revised posting system. Last week, MLB and the Nippon Professional Baseball league (NPB) agreed to revised posting system that caps the fee to talk with a Japanese player at $20 million instead of the blind bidding free for all it has been. The amended protocol will open up the market for smaller MLB teams to go after Japanese players because the cap levels the playing field. And just as before, the posting fee will not count towards the team’s payroll as the money directly goes to the respective Japanese team as a “releasing fee.” Ding, ding, ding…., and this ...
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