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Are the A's going to make a run at Tanaka?

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07:30 AM ET 01.07 | Could the A's seriously enter the mix for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, even if his contract may head toward $100 million? Logic suggests no, but it's never wise to assume you've got this team's thought process completely figured out. The New York Daily News' Bill Madden reported Saturday that Oakland could be a surprise contender for Tanaka. He quoted an anonymous Major League executive, who offered this: "Watch out for Oakland." ... [When] last season ended, all indications were it would be a somewhat quiet winter for the A's. Then December arrived, and you needed a score card to keep track of all the roster moves. This team entertains throughout the offseason like no other, so no sort of Tanaka speculation should come as a complete shocker.

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January 7, 2014  07:35 AM ET

That's A Nice Fantasy, Bros.

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January 7, 2014  08:15 AM ET

Might make sense since Youk signed with Rakuten because Japan is so close to his CA home...Tanaka could just pop home when he wants some washoku.

January 7, 2014  08:25 AM ET

He'd probably put up some outstanding numbers pitching in that cavernous dump they call a stadium.

January 7, 2014  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He'd probably put up some outstanding numbers pitching in that cavernous dump they call a stadium.

He'll fire meatball strikes in right when he senses the batters are being overcome by the stench of raw sewage that's backing up near home plate.

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January 7, 2014  09:11 AM ET

It'll be a short run. This guy is way over their price range.

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January 7, 2014  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It'll be a short run. This guy is way over their price range.

I don't think there's too much doubt as to where Tanaka is headed.

 
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