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Old 01-08-2014, 10:06 AM
kittle42 kittle42 is offline
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Originally Posted by cards press box View Post
Interestingly, under the new rules, the $20 million posting fee is paid over two seasons.

And a team does not have to pay the posting fee unless they sign the player.

I don't know if the Sox will sign Tanaka but I am pretty confident that it won't be the posting fee that stops them if they don't sign him.
Appreciate the clarification. Take the gamble, Sox! I'll be shocked, maybe the most since the Belle signing (well, except for the WS, of course!), if that happens.
Ridiculousness across all sports:

(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."
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