Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka says he wants to play in MLB, waiting for decision by Eagles

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 17, 2013 - 9:34 AM

TOKYO — Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn't want to let him go.

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fuzzypilgrimDec. 17, 1310:55 AM

Twins need to get this man.

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bluedevil101Dec. 17, 1312:30 PM

I'd say the $20 mil is worth it. I wonder what happens if multiple teams bid the max?

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Dantes929Dec. 17, 13 3:40 PM

My understanding is that all 30 teams could agree to post the fee try to sign the pitcher. This certainly puts a more teams in the mix which is a good thing but the advantage is still with the big teams. Even better would be going through the draft system or having their own draft system where the lowest finisher can choose to post the fee and then negotiate with the player or pass and the choice goes to the next lowest finisher. MLB is already weighted to the rich and mighty through the free agent system.

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