Nearly every season, a handful of players from
The posting system was created to help protect the NPB after Hideo Nomo and Alfonso Soriano left
However, teams and player agents have spoken out against the blind bidding for the right to negotiate a contract. Teams want a clearer idea of the cost for these rights and agents, like Scott Boras, see the high cost of the posting lowering the amount of money available to their Japanese clients. "The system has already failed,"
According to Passan, the new posting system will be more open; with teams able to see what other bids are being made. According to his sources,