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01.17.2012 | | Posted at 11:16 PM
By Nicole
After posting a $2.5 million fee to his Japanese club, the Brewers then had the ability to sign a contract to bring the three-time Japanese batting champion to Milwaukee. A Japanese source tweeted that the contract for Aoki is about $1.5 million per year, which is probably a steal. From Adam McCalvy on Brewers.com: "Aoki, 30 and a left-handed hitter, has played his entire professional career with...
12.18.2011 | | Posted at 05:29 PM
By Nicole
I'll admit right off the bat that I'm not positive of the details of what it takes to sign a Japanese player. I do know that you bid for the right to negotiate with them and that bid would go to his parent club in Japan. What I'm not clear on is whether or not we pay the fee if we do not sign Aoki. The idea is that the MLB cannot just poach players from the Japanese league - widely considere...