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The posting system is a transfer system for baseball players moving from a Japanese baseball team to a Major League Baseball team. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Koshien Stadium (in 1992) Baseball has been a popular sport in Japan for over a century since its introduction in 1872. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...


When a player whose rights belong to a Japanese team wishes to move to a Major League team, he requests the team to make him available for posting. If the team consents, a Japanese team informs the MLB Commissioner's office that one of its players is posted. Interested Major League teams then submit "silent bids" to the Commissioner's office within 40 days. The highest bidding team has the right to negotiate with the player. If the player and the Major League team come to terms on a contract within 30 days, the Japanese team receives the bid amount as the transfer fee. In 1920, the owners of Major League Baseball, in order to reestablish confidence of fans in the sport following the Black Sox Scandal, established the office of Commissioner of Baseball. ... In football, a transfer is the action taken whenever a player moves between clubs. ...


The team can refuse to post a player, and the player has no say in which team to negotiate with.


The posting system was implemented so teams could avoid losing players to the Major Leagues without compensation. The system was created as a reaction to Hideo Nomo's departure from the Kintetsu Buffaloes. In 1995, Nomo, who was not eligible for free agency, "retired" from Japanese baseball, and then signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes (ja: 大阪近鉄バファローズ) was a Nippon Professional Baseball team based in Osaka, Japan, which were in the Pacific League. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Free agency can be: In Latter-day Saint theology, free agency is the name of the human capacity to make choices for themselves and to choose between right and wrong. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Dodger Stadium (1962-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941...


The posting system does not apply to free agents or to players with 10 years or more of service in the Japanese professional leagues.


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