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Hiroyuki Nakajima speaks about negotiations with New York Yankees

by on Jan.10, 2012 @ 6:16 pm, under NPB

Sanspo is carrying the following comments taken during Hiroyuki Nakajima's press conference today:

Your negotiations [with the New York Yankees] did not work out...

I kept hearing that the terms were not very good and I figured that was why negotiations were called off.  I really do not have anything more to say [about that].

Why did negotiations break off?

I did not really care about the money, it was the other things that were a problem.  I did not mind being a back-up player for a year because I felt I could use that time to study the league, but they were giving me the same kind of deal for the second year as well.  My agent said it would make more sense to wait another year, earn my international FA option, and speak to as many different clubs as possible.

Your thoughts on the posting system.

I was not involved in the negotiations, so I really do not know...  For players, I think it might not be the best system.

Your thoughts on returning to Seibu this season.

I am curious what the fans will say.  Some will probably say nice things, others will probably say bad things.  Regardless, I will do my best to help the team win a championship.