1997-The MLB introduces interleague play between, the two separate leagues, the National league and the American league. Nowadays we are used to one league, the MLB. Inside this league there happen to be two leagues the National league and the American league. Back before 1997 there wasn't one all mighty league, there were two separate leagues. This week executives of the NIPPON baseball league are meeting with officials of the MLB to discuss A new posting system.
How about we take A lesson from A movie (which incidentally isn't from either country) and go back to the old ways. What if the MLB and NIPPON would treat each other as the National league and American league did before they united. Players like Masahiro Tanaka, instead of getting posted, would be tradable! Teams like the Oakland Athletics, instead of dying to the rich teams on Masahiro Tanaka, can try to trade for him.
Of course this has some/alot of problems aswell. For one how will the players union react to being tradable to another country. The draft may also be a problem to figure out. Of course the players union might be okay with it, considering that they will have 12 more teams to negotiate with.
The system would be an adjustment all around, but it can be worked out. No doubt alot more revenue will be made if we have an interleague world series and all-star game. It would also help international relations (If that really mattered. All we care about is baseball).
To get an idea over this proposition. Check out Kyle Kendrick getting traded to Japan for A hot dog eater!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nKKqPOiJxI