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Nikkan Sports: Free Agents, Ranks, Where they might go

by on Dec.02, 2011 @ 1:29 pm, under NPB

Nikkan Sports has posted a list of the free agents along with their FA ranks and possible destinations.

2011 Free Agents

Player JPN Player ENG Rank Destinations
小池 正晃 Koike, Masaaki C Yokohama likely
鶴岡 一成 Tsuruoka, Kazunari C Yokohama likely
大村 三郎 Omura, Saburo B Lotte has interest
新井 貴浩 Arai, Takahiro B Remain with Hanshin
篠原 貴行 Shinohara, Takayuki C Remain with Yokohama
村田 修一 Murata, Shuichi A Yomiuri has interest, Yokohama wants him to return
和田  毅 Wada, Tsuyoshi A MLB, all 30 teams
杉内 俊哉 Sugiuchi, Toshiya A Yomiuri, Yokohama have interest
川崎 宗則 Kawasaki, Munenori B MLB, Seattle Mariners
帆足 和幸 Hoashi, Kazuyuki B Softbank likely
許  銘傑 Hsu, Ming-Chieh C Could leave Seibu
岩隈 久志 Iwakuma, Hisashi A MLB

Notes

Ranks are based on salaries within the team. The higher the rank, the more compensation is involved. Teams are allowed to sign up to two A/B rank players; there is no limit to the number of C rank players a team can sign.

Explanation

Rank Salary Compensation
A 1-3 80% salary or 50% salary + player
B 4-10 60% salary or 40% salary + player
C 11+ None