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Don Nomura talks a little more about Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Jan.25, 2011 @ 11:40 am, under NPB

Don Nomura spoke at a seminar at Waseda on Monday and talked a little more about what happened during Hisashi Iwakuma's negotiation talks with the Oakland A's.

With only 1 year left before international FA, we didn't have much leverage.  If they're going to take advantage of that, then it's better to stay [in Japan].  From here on out, current system won't be good for players with 1 year left before international FA.

Nomura also apparently said that he was looking for a 3-year deal worth US$24M plus incentives.

Regarding salary arbitration, Nomura said the JPBPA needed to work harder to standardize the ways NPB teams assessed their players.