Thursday, November 25, 2010

Posting in the Postseason

It's Thanksgiving Day, and while football is on TV, baseball is in the news. One of the most interesting Hot Stove topics – at least to me – is the ongoing saga between the Oakland A's and Rakuten Golden Eagles ace Hisashi Iwakuma. The posturing by both sides should lead to a revision of the posting system whereby a player can transfer from Japanese baseball to MLB.

I write every month for Baseball Reflections, and this month I wrote about what's going on with the stalled negotiations and gave a general overview of the posting system. You can read the article here.

Kleenex Miyagi Stadium - Sendai, Japan
Will Iwakuma pitch here again next season?

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