Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Yu Darvish becomes the highest paid player in the NPB

by on Jan.06, 2011 @ 5:41 pm, under NPB

A number of media outlets (Sponichi, Sports Hochi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports) are reporting that Yu Darvish signed a 1-year deal with the Nippon Ham Fighters worth an estimated 500M yen (up 170M yen from last season).  That's well above the 430M yen deals Michihiro Ogasawara (YOM) and Hitoki Iwase (CHU) signed during the current off-season, but still under the all-time high set by Kazuhiro Sasaki when he earned 650M yen in 2004 and 2005.