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BREAKING: Tanaka to #Yankees, seven years, $155M, opt-out after fourth year.

 

A-Rod fallout. We'll see if he's more Darvish or Igawa or somewhere in the middle like Dice-K. Good signing for the Yankees. They need pitching, still.

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Report: Yankees, Tanaka agree to deal

New York reaches seven-year, $155 million contract with Japanese hurler

01/22/2014 10:00 AM ET
By The Associated Press
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Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka is headed to the Bronx on a seven-year deal.(AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner says the team has agreed to a $155 million, seven-year contract with prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
 

Along with the contract, first reported by Fox, the Yankees must pay a $20 million fee to the Japanese team of the 25-year-old right-hander, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

 

Tanaka caps an offseason that saw the Yankees add Jacoby Ellsbury,Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.

 

Steinbrenner said Wednesday that "we had to make sure we had enough pitching to go together with our new lineup."

 

Big league teams had until Friday to reach an agreement with Tanaka, who was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA last year as the Golden Eagles won the Japan Series title.

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The Yankees got better this offseason.  :)

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The Yankees got better this offseason.   :)

 

Yes, they did. If Pineda comes back and amounts to anything, the rotation is going to be solid.

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Yes, they did. If Pineda comes back and amounts to anything, the rotation is going to be solid.

 

CC as well, hopefully he has a bounce back year in him.

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The Yankees got better this offseason.   :)

 

They needed to. They're going to obliterate the Luxury tax again though.

 

Steve Berthiaume@BertDbacks34m

#Yankees have spent half a BILLION dollars this winter & still have Kelly Johnson likely starting at 3B & Brian Roberts at 2B.

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Yuck!

 

22 mill for a Japanese pitcher everyone will figure out by May! How many Japanese pitchers have Hall of Fame careers in the MLB ? And then we wonder why the Yanks do not win the World Series with all that money. A high risk move.

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They needed to. They're going to obliterate the Luxury tax again though.

Steve Berthiaume‏@BertDbacks34m

#Yankees have spent half a BILLION dollars this winter & still have Kelly Johnson likely starting at 3B & Brian Roberts at 2B.

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They needed to. They're going to obliterate the Luxury tax again though.

 

Steve Berthiaume‏@BertDbacks34m

#Yankees have spent half a BILLION dollars this winter & still have Kelly Johnson likely starting at 3B & Brian Roberts at 2B.

 

Oh well

 

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They needed to. They're going to obliterate the Luxury tax again though.

 

Steve Berthiaume‏@BertDbacks34m

#Yankees have spent half a BILLION dollars this winter & still have Kelly Johnson likely starting at 3B & Brian Roberts at 2B.

 

Ticket prices don't go down when they are under the luxury tax so I am okay with it.

 

And people here have said that ARod will win his federal case.  So maybe he can start at 3B.  :)

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Chris Jones@MySecondEmpire7h

I think Tanaka's a huge gamble for the Yankees. He threw 772 pitches in a single tournament: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9452014/pitcher-tomohiro-anraku-future-japanese-baseball-espn-magazine

 

He's also throw over 1300 professional innings.

 

I hope the Yankees at least got the dude to take a physical. Seems like a huge risk.

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Chris Jones‏@MySecondEmpire7h

I think Tanaka's a huge gamble for the Yankees. He threw 772 pitches in a single tournament: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9452014/pitcher-tomohiro-anraku-future-japanese-baseball-espn-magazine …

He's also throw over 1300 professional innings.

I hope the Yankees at least got the dude to take a physical. Seems like a huge risk.

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3rd place is expensive this year.

 

POTW Nomination...if the site did this sort of thing.

 

 

So many things

 

Word.

 

A good high risk/high reward signing.  Look at his Japan numbers in comparison to Davarish and Dice-K, he performed closer to Yu than Dice.

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POTW Nomination...if the site did this sort of thing.

Word.

A good high risk/high reward signing. Look at his Japan numbers in comparison to Davarish and Dice-K, he performed closer to Yu than Dice.

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Andruw Jones was on with Kay. Jones played with Tanaka last year. Said he's ok, not overpowering, but works hard and is crafty. Said he'd be a nice third starter next season.

Good luck.

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Andruw Jones was on with Kay. Jones played with Tanaka last year. Said he's ok, not overpowering, but works hard and is crafty. Said he'd be a nice third starter next season.

Good luck.

You sure that fat, Dominican Tom Sellek isn't just a little jealous he was pretty much shot by 30, while Tanaka is about to make more than he ever did as a professional?

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Andruw Jones was on with Kay. Jones played with Tanaka last year. Said he's ok, not overpowering, but works hard and is crafty. Said he'd be a nice third starter next season.

Good luck.

You sure that fat, Caribbean Tom Sellek isn't just a little jealous he was pretty much shot by 30, while Tanaka is about to make more than he ever did as a professional?

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TwinkTalk.com

 

It is a good board.  You should try it sometime.

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1. Sabathia

2. Tanaka

3. Kuroda

4. Nova

5. Pineda

 

The Killer a's??

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That's a lot of question marks.

 

Carl's funny.

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That's a lot of question marks.

 

Yes, Unfortunately the Yankees are the only team with question marks in their starting rotation.

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Carl's funny.

 

Not really.

 

 

CC:  Was last year just a bad year or will this begin the inevitable end of career slide.

 

Tanaka:  No one knows what you are going to get.  I do not think he rated as highly as Darvish coming out of Japan.  Darvish was solid his first year, but had some struggles. 

 

Kuroda:  Similar to CC, will the Kuroda you saw the first 1.5 years of his Yankee career return?  Or the second half one?  He is about to be 39. 

 

Nova:  Should be solid for the Yankees for years to come.

 

Pineda:  I know he got some minor league starts in last year, but he is still two years removed from pitching in the majors.  As cautious as the Yankees have been with all young pitchers, I doubt they throw him into the rotation with the expectations of 30+ starts and 200 innings.

 

 

With the Yankee improvements, there is no reason to not expect at least 12+ wins from the top 4 and likely more as long as they are healthy. 

 

 

However, as Nova showed his first few seasons with the Yankees, you can win a lot of games and be average.

 

 

The Yankees do have questions this year, but depending on how the 2, 4 and 5 starters progress, their future looks better in 2015 and beyond.

 

Yes, Unfortunately the Yankees are the only team with question marks in their starting rotation.

 

No reason to be snarky...it is a thread about the Yankees.

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Yes, Unfortunately the Yankees are the only team with question marks in their starting rotation.

 

I didn't say anything to the contrary of that. I would just think with all of the money the Yankees spent this offseason, they'd have less questions marks in the rotation and the majority of their infield.

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I didn't say anything to the contrary of that. I would just think with all of the money the Yankees spent this offseason, they'd have less questions marks in the rotation and the majority of their infield.

 

I didn't say you said anything to the contrary of that.  

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I didn't say you said anything to the contrary of that.

Then we're in agreement? The Yankees rotation is solid but has very big question marks heading into the season.

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Then we're in agreement? The Yankees rotation is solid but has very big question marks heading into the season.

 

No, that is not what I said.

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