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Rakuten Eagles suggest changes to posting system rules

by on May.16, 2011 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

The NPB held an executive committee meeting today and:

...revised the qualification rules for the CL and PL Rookie of the Year Awards to allow foreign players (with foreign pro baseball experience) a chance to be eligible, provided they either enter the league via the NPB draft, or the team they belong to submits an application to their respective league board of directors for review.  The Yomiuri Giants went ahead and submitted an application for Levi Romero today.

...decided they will review the current posting system rules after the Rakuten Eagles suggested changes be made (their suggestion is to give negotiating rights to the top three bidders instead of only the top bidder).  The NPB will begin the by opening up discussions with the MLB.

...decided that the NPB will send the Nippon Series champs to the Asia Series.

...shifted the Farm Championships from 10/1 to 10/8 (Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki).

...scheduled a practice game between the University National Baseball Team (the one that will be playing a friendly series against the US in July) and the Eastern League on 6/27.

...accepted a proposal for an umpire cam (submitted by Nippon TV).  The umpire cam will be allowed during the 6th and 7th innings of Yomiuri Giants' games at Tokyo Dome (beginning with Inter-league series games).  Umps will not be required / forced to wear the camera.


The All Japan Baseball Foundation held a board of directors meeting today and finalized their decision to name vice chairman Toru Mori to board chairman.

3 comments on “Rakuten Eagles suggest changes to posting system rules

  1. fighting ham

    About posting, I don’t think that would be enough without something like “the 2nd bidder’s offer should start from the the 1st bidder’s best offer.” But then I wonder how many willing 2nd bidders would be there if they are less willing to spend money on the bidding itself than the 1st bidder. And things change elsewhere during the one month(?) negotiation period with one team.

    Ultimately, I think they should go back to the drawing board again and decide the validity of the posting system itself.

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