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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FANTASY BASEBALL BREAKING NEWS: YANKS REEL IN MASAHIRO TANAKA WITH Y-YEAR DEAL FOR $155 MILLION

                                                            

The New York Yankees Wednesday and it cost an arm and leg for them to do so.  The Yankees and prized Japanese free agent ace SP Masahiro Tanaka agreed on a 7-yar contract worth $155 million.  In addition the Yankees have to pay a $20 million fee to the Rakuten Eagles for Tanaka's services.  It will go down as the fifth richest contract ever given to a pitcher despite the fact Tanaka has never thrown an MLB pitch. 

Analysis:  Wow what a chunk of change that was.  The Yankees were desperate for pitching and were willing to overpay for Tanaka.  Money spoke here despite Tanaka's wife saying she wanted to live on the West Coast.  Now with Tanaka joining Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, and Jacoby Ellsbury, the Yankees have had a crazy offseason with massive spending.  Tanaka should be graded as a low end SP 2 due to the mystery factor but his stuff is considered to be near ace-like.  Stay tuned for more later. 

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