The bid has been set, and the Nexen Heroes agreed accepting the posting bid of 12.85 million USD by an unknown team. Just as soon Park was leaving for Japan for this Premier 12 tourney, he heard the news. In this interview, Park was very happy and can’t thank enough his soon to be former team for accepting the bid and letting him play in the Major leagues, but winning the tournament is still the top most priority, and will have to focus on that for now… The unknown team will have atleast 30 days to negotiate/finalize a contract with Park, if not, he’ll be staying. I know he will accept any kind of given amount, playing in the Major leagues was always his dream since he was a kid… and seeing Kang Jung-ho’s success fuels that drive even more. Playing with or competing against his fellow South Koreans Ryu Hyun-jin, Shin Soo-choo and Kang Jung-ho is something he’s looking very forward too.
Also worth noting here is that his 12.85 million USD is the 2nd largest bid for any fielder, as you can see here in 0:30, the order here below is that with Ichiro having the highest posting/winning bid among the group.
(There’s also a “claim” here coming from YTN that Pittsburgh is the most likely winner, knowing that both Park and Kang are teammates and buddies back with Nexen, there will certainly be a huge jump of offense for the Buccos on this one cause even they were still teammates back, competing against one another on having the best offensive stat in the season is something they’ve done in the past, if and just assuming the Pirates were the winner.)