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| it sounds like traditional Japanese customs of honor and respect will be an important part of recruiting Ohtani. If his agents have already notified the Yanks theyíre out, I canít imagine stalking him with former players is going to change things.
And I agree, Iím glad they were up front with the Yanks - agents usually do anything they can to keep the Yanks in bidding situations to drive the price up. In this case it doesnít seem to be about money
True. Because of the MLB rules regarding international sigings, the most a team can initially pay Ohtani is somewhere between $500,000 - $600,000 (I forget the exact number). He gave up millions to play in the US, knowing that he won't see the big payday until a little further down the road. So no team can really use money to attract him at this point.