I've talked a bit on here about the changes that have been discussed for the posting system for Japanese players. If you're unfamiliar with the system, it is the process that allows a player from a Japanese league, such as Nippon Professional Baseball, to sign with a Major League team.
The former agreement allowed teams to bid on the player. The highest bid, or posting fee, would win the rights to negotiate a contract with that player. For big name players like Yu Darvish and Daisuke Matsuzaka, the posting fee could reach $50 M. That amount would go to the Japanese team that was posting the player, but only if the MLB team signed the player. If the player wasn't signed, the team would get their posting money back. The end result is that these players can receive about $100 M, with half ...
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