Posts tagged Masahiro Tanaka

YANKEES SIGN TANAKA, 7YRS/$155MM

YANKEES SIGN TANAKA, 7YRS/$155MM

The drama is over in the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes and the New York Yankees reeled in the prized Japanese RHP with a 7-year, $155MM contract. The deal has an opt-out clause for Tanaka after 2017. The MLB suitors all met with Tanaka in California, each making a presentation, but it was the Yankees who were […]

TANAKA TO BE POSTED THURSDAY

TANAKA TO BE POSTED THURSDAY

After many twists and turns, Japanese superstar pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will finally be posted by his NPB team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles on Thursday morning. The 30-day window for Tanaka to reach a deal with a major league club will run to January 24th, 2014 at 5PM. The MLB.com story linked above pulls together information […]

CHANGES TO JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

CHANGES TO JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

UPDATE: While an agreement looked to be imminent, NPB has balked at MLB’s proposal and  things appear to be at an impasse at this time. MLB COO Rob Manfred spoke at the end of the GM and Owners meetings this week and indicated that MLB is tired of waiting for a response to their proposal […]