Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that MLB and NPB have an agreement in place on a new posting system.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Rakuten Golden Eagles will post Masahiro Tanaka if he desires to make the move to Major League Baseball.
Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the Rakuten Golden Eagles will speak with Masahiro Tanaka about his desire to move to the MLB, and if he truly wants to do so they are expected to let him leave.
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Rakuten Golden Eagles are still undecided as to whether Masahiro Tanaka will be posted this offseason.
The Rakuten Golden Eagles are now "leaning against" posting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka this offseason, according to Peter Gammons of MLB Network.
According to a Sanspo report, Nippon Proffesional Baseball officials are prepared to accept MLB's new posting system proposal that includes a $20 million limit.
David Waldstein of the New York Times writes that the combination of the Jacoby Ellsbury signing and the uncertainty over the posting system makes the possibility of the Yankees signing Masahiro Tanaka "very iffy."
According to FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi, NPB clubs have indicated that they will accept the maximum bid structure for the posting system that was proposed by MLB.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post was told by two executives that they expect the Cubs to be aggressive in the bidding for Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that MLB's proposal to Japanese officials calls for a maximum amount for bids on players exposed to the posting system.
David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that MLB and Japan baseball executives are expected to agree upon a new posting system.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that top Japanese baseball executives will fly to New York this week in an attempt to finalize a new posting system.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by a Major League Baseball owner that there are "serious reservations" about NPB's recently-announced posting system.
Major League Baseball wants to amend its posting system proposal to Nippon Professional Baseball.