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[11/11/2013] JPBPA meets with NPB to discuss posting agreement

by on Nov.12, 2013 @ 12:05 am, under NPB

Toru Matsubara, secretary general of the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association (JPBPA), met with the NPB in Nishinomiya, Hyogo on Monday to discuss the new posting system agreement.  The two sides were able to exchange their opinions on the agreement and the matter will now be discussed among the players.  A decision will likely be made within the next couple of days.

A couple of quotes -

Toru Matsubara (secretary general of the JPBPA): "I feel we have a better understanding of each other." ... "We are not one hundred percent convinced." ... "We do have a better understanding of what the teams are thinking." ... "The players are the most important thing.  How things go will be up to them."

Keiichiro Yotsufuji (Hanshin official, NPB player relations): "We were able to give them an explanation of the agreement.  I feel they were able to gain a better understanding of things.  They will make a decision within the next couple of days."

Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2013, Nikkan Sports 11/11/2013