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Amateur Organizations to Review MLB Scouting Activity

by Patrick Newman (Apr 21, 2009)

Here's some delayed fallout from last year's Junichi Tazawa signing. Per a request from NPB, the organizing bodies of Japanese amateur baseball are going to conduct a review of MLB amateur scouting activity in Japan. The crux of the issue is that there are specific limitations on when NPB scouts can contact players, but none on MLB scouts. I suppose the idea is to level the playing field a bit.

In unrelated news, NPB is going to take another look at the Asia Series, which lost about 200 million yen ($2m) last year.

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