If Masahiro Tanaka gets posted, where will he go?
Supposedly, under the new rules, the Japanese team posting a free agent will be able to name a posting fee up to $20 million. At that point, all interested teams will agree to the posting fee, and the free agent in question will then be allowed to negotiate with the teams that have consented to the specific fee. (However, only the team that signs the free agent will owe the posting fee to the player’s former NBP club.)
So, it’s a bidding war with the player, if you’re willing to ante up $20 million to play.
The Diamondbacks are reportedly hot for Tanaka. Ditto the Yankees, who have payroll issues.
This could be interesting.