Yu Darvish doesn't believe in the posting system

Yu Darvish doesn't believe in the posting system

Yu Darvish doesn't believe in the posting system

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Darvish doesn't believe in the posting system. Passan writes "If the posting fee comes in at a high number, a source close to the pitcher said, he will be far less likely to settle on a contract he believes fair. Darvish already believes the posting system to be an unfair fashion for the transference of players between Japan and MLB. The higher the fee, the less teams will be willing to spend to secure his services". This could be Darvish trying to keep his posting low so teams will spend more money on his contract.

When Dice-K posted, the Red Sox claimed that the posting fee should be included in his asking price, driving Matsuzaka's price down.

Passan also writes that the market for Rollins is drying up. The Cardinals, Brewers, and Marlins have all signed shortstops (the Marlins even have two) and the Giants claim to not have the money.

Jim Callis of Baseball America writes that some teams prefer Soler to Cespedes. Soler won't have the immediate impact, but over time, he could prove to be the better player.

By Truth and rumors
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011


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