Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Masahiro Tanaka Prefers To Sign With Yankees Or Dodgers

Courtesy of Steve Dilbeck of the Los AngelesTimes.

Masahiro Tanaka has come out and said that he would prefer to sign with either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the New York Yankees this season. Tanaka may get his wish because if the rumors are true that the Japanese posting system is being changed Tanaka may have a small say in where he goes. If the rumors are true the top three teams with the highest bid will be submitted to Tanaka and he will choose which team that he will exclusively negotiate with.

Tanaka is in his age 24 season and has not lost a game since August,19 2012. That is not a typo, I said 2012. Tanaka will not come cheap after putting up a 99-35 record in his Japanese League career with a 2.30 ERA with 1,238 strike outs and only 275 walks.

This is exciting news especially if the posting rules are changed as I expect the Yankees to at least have a top three bid for Tanaka's services.


  1. Definitely good news. Let's hope they make a good run at him because they need the pitching help next season for sure.

    1. 2000% agree here. We need him now and for the future. It would def be nice to have his live arm in the rotation next year.


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