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Steinbrenner gushing over Tanaka

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07:35 AM ET 01.16 | On Wednesday, Hal Steinbrenner said he has spoken recently with Casey Close, the agent for Masahiro Tanaka, to express the Yankees' interest, and he knows he's not alone. "I think a lot of teams are interested," Steinbrenner, the Yankees' managing general partner, said at the Major League Baseball quarterly owners meetings. "This is a great, young pitcher. I'm sure he'll come here and do great things with someone. We certainly have an interest. I believe we need another starter. But we'll see what happens." Close, who also represents Yankees captain Derek Jeter, has ordered clubs to maintain virtual radio silence; Steinbrenner wouldn't even address the question of whether Yankees officials met with Tanaka during his visit to the United States last week.

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January 16, 2014  08:08 AM ET

"ordered to keep virtual radio silence". Sounds like agent speak for "i want the bidding to go through the roof".

January 16, 2014  08:14 AM ET

Casey Close just got a $215 million deal for his client in LA. I would not talk to the guy for a few days until that glow wears off and reality settles back in.

January 16, 2014  08:18 AM ET

Hoo boy, if Close had tried to order The Boss to "maintain radio silence", I think he would have ended up being pulled apart with pliers and fed to pit bulls.

January 16, 2014  08:20 AM ET
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Let's see him gush if Tanaka signs elsewhere.

Lol

January 16, 2014  08:23 AM ET

Ordered to maintain virtual radio silence? So much for that idea. I guess Hal didn't get the memo.

January 16, 2014  08:40 AM ET
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Casey Close just got a $215 million deal for his client in LA. I would not talk to the guy for a few days until that glow wears off and reality settles back in.

I'll bet Boras is fuming over that!

January 16, 2014  09:19 AM ET
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I'll bet Boras is fuming over that!

That's a good thing.

January 16, 2014  09:42 AM ET

Nobody is around today

January 16, 2014  09:51 AM ET
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Nobody is around today

That's because it's Thursday ... or Monday ...

Mod's are always screwing things up ...

January 16, 2014  09:54 AM ET

He'll look good in Dodger Blue.

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January 16, 2014  10:03 AM ET
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Bad day for the PK yesterday. He got banned at least twice in very short order.

I think The PK would call that a good day.

January 16, 2014  10:07 AM ET
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I think The PK would call that a good day.

Probably.

January 16, 2014  10:20 AM ET
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He'll look good in Dodger Blue.

The way that team is spending money is insane to me

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January 16, 2014  10:22 AM ET
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Easy for you to understand, being also insane.

this is true dole so when I hunt you down and murder yu like the female dog that you are



you will know why

January 16, 2014  10:23 AM ET

It remains to be seen if Tanaka will do great things in MLB but I think if he can deal with the differences between leagues....a larger ball, different strike zone, better hitters, more travel, more games, more innings to pitch, less rest between starts, then I think he might do well.

 
January 16, 2014  10:24 AM ET

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