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Imanaga becomes free agent Tuesday

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Under the MLB-NPB agreement, the posting fee will be 20% of the first $25 million of a major league contract, including earned bonuses and options. The percentage drops to 17.5% of the next $25 million and 15% of any amount over $50 million. There would be a supplemental fee of 15% of any earned bonuses, salary escalators and exercised options.

Doesn't sound much like "free agency" to me. This posting system is a scam and money grab for NPB which basically threatens the player to go this route or else they won't be allowed back into NPB after their MLB career ends. This is why I admired Nomo so much since he gave NPB the finger before this crooked system was even introduced. In fact, it was created due to him upon fear of losing more top NPB players w/o compensation.

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