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Chang-Yong Lim, Yakult Swallows still trying to hammer out deal

by on Nov.07, 2010 @ 10:46 am, under NPB

Yu-Hyeon Park, Chang-Yong Lim's agent, told reporters yesterday that they still haven't been able to agree on a contract with the Yakult Swallows.

Sanspo lists two problems: the third year doesn't appear to be guaranteed and there's a difference of opinion in terms of who should carry the option, the club or Lim; and the money isn't exactly what Lim was hoping for.

Sports Hochi has a slightly different take:

  • Deadline for a deal: through to the end of November.
  • Lim is looking for 1.2B yen (or more) over three years while the Swallows are said to have offered Lim a 3-year deal worth 1B yen.  And it seems this is connected to incentives.
  • Differences of opinion regarding the option year.
  • The two sides are expected to meet sometime early next week.