David Lennon of Newsday.com has reported that changes are apparent in the Japanese player posting system. They are reporting that the changes could come as early as November.
The new process will be more player-friendly and could greatly benefit Rakuten Golden Eagles ace Masahiro Tanaka.
The current process features a bidding process where the highest bidder from MLB has the right to negotiate with the player. The winner of the sealed bidding process has a specific window to negotiate and sign the player. However, that all could change very soon.
One proposal has the player being allowed to choose three teams among the top bidders with the player then allowed to negotiate with the team he would like to play for.
You can read more from the Newsday.com article here.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.