• Cubs have made “real” offer to Masahiro Tanaka, according to report

    Summary of 57 articles · Updated Jan 25, 2014
    Masahiro Tanaka has signed with the New York Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka can buy a lot of stuff with $155 million. Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka says he chose to play for the New York Yankees because they appreciated him the most. Tanaka's new general manager, Brian Cashman, said that his offseason "heavy lifting" likely is complete, although there are still areas for him to address. TAMPA, Fla. Yankees captain Derek Jeter chimed in Friday on New York's latest big-money pickup, saying Japanese right-hande...
    • Jeter Calls Tanaka a Major Addition to Yankees

      Yankees captain Derek Jeter says Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka provides a huge boost to New York's rotation.
    • Hot Stove roundup: Tanaka signing sparks activity

      The theory went that once Masahiro Tanaka signed, the rest of the free-agent market would loosen up. Well, the Yankees won the bidding for the Japanese right-hander on Wednesday, and on Thursday -- as if on cue -- more action followed.
      Source: MLB.com
    • With Tanaka in fold, expensive makeover complete

      When general manager Brian Cashman clicked off his cell phone in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, having hashed out the details that fitted Masahiro Tanaka for pinstripes, the Yankees officially moved into the final stages of their very expensive win…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Yanks' spending shows value of homegrown pitching

      The Yankees are back in business on the free-agent market, outbidding the competition whenever they deem that course of action necessary. For franchises with lesser fiscal clout, that means going back to the basics in order to compete.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Phillies smart enough to pass on Tanaka

      Yankees signed Japanese pitching star Masahiro Tanaka to a 7-year, $155 million deal.
      Source: philly.com
    • Yankees signing Masahiro Tanaka latest reminder of 2009 free agent spending spree

      The Yankees missed the playoffs in 2008 and immediately went out and spent around $425 million to get CC Sabathia — the way he is losing weight, he is probably just C Sabathia now — and A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira.
    • Red Sox Town Hall abuzz with Tanaka signing

      Speaking at Northeastern University for a Red Sox Town Hall, manager John Farrell and outfielder Jonny Gomes offered their opinions on the Yankees' acquisition of Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Dodgers not surprised by Tanaka's choice

      The Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes played out pretty much the way the Dodgers expected, with the Japanese starting pitcher going to a team willing to spend much more because it had a greater need.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Pursuit of Tanaka captivated, intrigued for month

      Masahiro Tanaka's long road to the Major Leagues ended on Wednesday, when it was announced that the Japanese right-hander had chosen the New York Yankees and agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract. But what a road it was.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Pitching-starved Yankees had little choice but to sign Masahiro Tanaka  

      The Yankees did what they had to do in signing Japanese pitching prodigy Masahiro Tanaka for seven years/$155 million — luxury tax threshold be damned — because even after spending $283 million already this winter on Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Ca…
    • Tanaka deal to set starting-pitcher market in motion

      The wait is over. Masahiro Tanaka has signed with the New York Yankees. Now the rest of the free-agent pitching pool can start to find a place to call home.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Teams that missed out on Tanaka could chase Price

      With Masahiro Tanaka signing a seven-year, $155 million deal with the Yankees on Wednesday, there could be renewed interest in Rays ace David Price from teams that missed out on the Japanese hurler.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Blue Jays still looking to upgrade rotation

      The market for starting pitchers received a little bit more clarity on Wednesday when Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees. The Blue Jays were never considered a serious threat to sign Tanaka,…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Astros offered Tanaka over $100 million

      Before ultimately signing with the Yankees on Wednesday for $155 million over seven years, Japanese righthander Masahiro Tanaka received his first major league recruiting pitch from the Astros. Astros owner Jim Crane, general manager Jeff Luhnow and sev…
      Source: chron.com
    • McGehee weighs in on Tanaka to Yankees

      Masahiro Tanaka's agreement with the Yankees hit home with Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee. McGehee previously played for the Yanks, and in 2013, the 31-year-old was a teammate of Tanaka on the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Tanaka owes Darvish a debt of gratitude

      Masahiro Tanaka's most heartfelt thank you ought to go to Yu Darvish.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Yanks, Masahiro Tanaka Agree to $155M, 7-Year Deal

      The New York Yankees and prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreed Wednesday to a $155 million, seven-year contract.
    • Red Sox seem unlikely to land Tanaka

      Like the rest of the baseball world, the Red Sox are keeping a close eye on the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes, which will come to a conclusion by the end of Friday. However, barring a major upset, Tanaka will wind up somewhere other than Boston.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Process leaves Tanaka with sky-high expectations

      No matter where Masahiro Tanaka signs later this week, he will reach Major League Baseball with elite talent and possibly the most visibility for a newcomer ever. Tanaka's decision will wind up on the permanent record of many teams, not just the one tha…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Tanaka pursuit underscores baseball's global growth

      The pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka is one more major piece of evidence that the internationalization of baseball is moving forward at full steam. A Japanese pitcher who has never pitched in North American professional baseball has become the central figure …
      Source: MLB.com
    • Hot Stove roundup: Tanaka pursuit enters final week

      When Clayton Kershaw signs a contract extension worth $215 million, or Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka chooses which Major League team will enjoy his services, there is no question the consequences will be significant.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Hot Stove roundup: Formal offers made for Tanaka

      Five teams have reportedly submitted offers for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who is expected to make a decision by next Friday. All of the bids were believed to be more than $100 million and over six years.
      Source: MLB.com
  • Red Sox don't rule out a Drew return

    At this stage of the offseason, the Red Sox are preparing as if Xander Bogaerts will be their starting shortstop and Will Middlebrooks will be the third baseman. However, things can always change, and general manager Ben Cherington didn't entirely rule …
    Source: MLB.com

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