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Report: Nishioka Already Has Deal in Japan
Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:29 AM
Nothing surprising about this news from where I stand. Despite his epic struggles over here, Nishioka was one of the biggest stars in the NPB and he's still in his prime. I also won't be surprised if we learn that the money in this deal approaches or exceeds the $3.25M he was owed by the Twins. Keep in mind that Brad Penny was signed for $4 million to play in Japan this year. Yes, Brad Penny. (He was released after one start.)
Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:08 AM
do you suppose he had this in place prior to asking the Twins to release him?
Would make sense, given how quickly it happened.
I'd guess the Twins would have paid Hanshin some cash to take Nishi, but don't MLB teams need to pay cash to the Japanese clubs for the right to negotiate for players under contract? Does the system not work both ways?
Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:44 PM
Would make sense, given how quickly it happened.[/QUOTE]
I'd guess the Twins would have paid Hanshin some cash to take Nishi, but don't MLB teams need to pay cash to the Japanese clubs for the right to negotiate for players under contract? Does the system not work both ways?[/QUOTE]
Well I would guess since the Twins and Nishi agreed to tear up the last year of the deal, they (the twins) have no right to demand money from the Japanese club