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Read: a scout’s take on Hiroyuki Nakajima

This was actually buried at the bottom of the last Ken Rosenthal article I linked to, but I felt like it needed its own post. Here is Rosenthal reporting on what a scout told him about Hiroyuki Nakajima, the Japanese infielder the Yankees recently won the rights to negotiate with after a $2.5 million bid: A ...

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Rumor: Yankees considering a sign-and-trade with Nakajima

The Yankees won the negotiating rights to Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima last week, but there has been a question of whether he will make enough money or get consistent enough playing time with the Yankees. So his agent has brought up the idea of a sign-and-trade so he doesn't have to go back to Japan, ...

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Rumor: Nakajima highly motivated to play in the US

The Yankees won the rights to Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima last week through the posting process with a $2 million bid, but early rumors were that he wouldn't sign with them because either he expected they wouldn't meet his salary demands or that they couldn't offer enough playing time. However, the latest is that Nakajima has ...

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Rumors: Yankees fear Nakajima won’t sign

It was a bit of a surprise that the Yankees won the posting for Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima probably because the Yankees themselves didn't think their $2 million bid would be enough. Now that they have landed exclusive negotiating rights, they are not even sure that they will be able to convince him to sign, according ...

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Yankees Win Rights to Japanese Infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima

Didn't see this one coming, but the Yankees have won the posting for Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima with what is believed to be a $2 million bid, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman. They now have 30 days to negotiate a contract otherwise Nakajima goes back to Japan. He is a 29-year old All-Star shortstop ...

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