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Report: Five MLB teams submit offers for Masahiro Tanaka

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08:43 AM ET 01.19 | Clubs angling to sign Masahiro Tanaka made formal offers by Jan. 16, Nikkan Sports reports. The list of teams includes the Yankees, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, White Sox and Cubs, with nearly all clubs putting together offers worth more than $100MM over six years.

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January 19, 2014  09:17 AM ET

I can think of better ways to spend 100 million than on this guy

January 19, 2014  09:31 AM ET

In the long run you will have four winners and one loser who believes they won.

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January 19, 2014  12:36 PM ET

I'm hoping the White Sox don't land Tanaka.

January 19, 2014  01:54 PM ET

Dodgers win it. Kershaw, Grienke, Ryu, Tanaka, Haren. Waiting for one to go down is Beckett, Billingsly (by June), Fife, Z. Lee, et al. Depth, depth, depth. History has proven the team with most depth survives the grueling 162 game season I the best post-season position. Dodgers are built for October.

January 19, 2014  02:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I can think of better ways to spend 100 million than on this guy

Google his stats over the last three years and then read your "old" opinion again. Japanese pitchers have done very well in the American league. See Boston and their stud reliever and see Mariners and their pitcher that was third in the Cy Young award voting. This isn't 1980 any more.

January 19, 2014  02:59 PM ET

A lot of dough for a guy who might be the next Yu Darvish (29 and 18, 3.34 era so far) or ....Dice K. There are going to be a lot of teams paying pitchers $20 million per season to rehab.

January 19, 2014  02:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Google his stats over the last three years and then read your "old" opinion again.


Japanese pitchers have done very well in the American league. See Boston and their stud reliever

and see Mariners and their pitcher that was third in the Cy Young award voting.

This isn't 1980 any more.

So Google the last four years and ignore the first four?

Look at Koji's last year and ignore the prior four (all in the AL)?

Good (14-6) season last year, 'meh' season the year before.

How many good years did Dice-K have? Irabu? Hasegawa? Kashiwada? Yoshii? Kida? Ohka? Sasaki? Nomura? Ishii?

January 19, 2014  03:05 PM ET

The suspense is killing me.

January 19, 2014  04:05 PM ET

ya but they weren't as good as this guy i mean 24-0

January 19, 2014  07:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I can think of better ways to spend 100 million than on this guy

well,teams are thinking very high on this top elite pitcher since nobody knows the outcome in the near future and what to expect from him,then again WHOEVER doesn't risk all how could they be in the tough bidding??either way somebody/some team and some GM may win or lose but not everybody would win at the end,,,

January 19, 2014  07:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The suspense is killing me.

too many teams are expecting to get another alike pitcher same as Darvish?is that so?
it won't be like some other japanese pitchers(Mazusaka)or Kuroda neither like Darvish but some teams wanted believe that,there is a price to pay if everything goes backwards and everything is a totally lose,
then again business are business and after the lucky team sign him to a long term contract,there won't be room for any regrets!!

January 19, 2014  07:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

There are going to be a lot of teams paying pitchers $20 million per season to rehab.

that's why doing business with free agents from another country is difficult decision and everything seems like a blind date nevertheless!!

January 19, 2014  07:49 PM ET

Yankees may and may not get him,the D'backs would try but with the dodgers wealth at front of every team,things aren't going to be easy at all,

January 19, 2014  07:49 PM ET

Tanaka accepted all the offers and will pitch for the 5 teams in a 5 day rotating scheme.
"This will be fewer pitches than I would throw in my ridiculous Japanese training regimen" said Tanaka.

January 19, 2014  07:52 PM ET

anybody wants to guess this bidding right??THE DODGERS ALL THE WAY 100%
unless the other contender teams offer Tanaka a 5 years deal 150 millions contract and then maybe just maybe,,,,they could lureout this japanes pitcher!!

January 19, 2014  07:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Tanaka accepted all the offers and will pitch for the 5 teams in a 5 day rotating scheme."This will be fewer pitches than I would throw in my ridiculous Japanese training regimen" said Tanaka.

well if you wanted to sell the product you shouldn't show them the whole quality in the product all at once,,,if that would be the case where is the factor surprise??teams have to accept whatever they get
meaning if there is a fragil bone and weak side in Tanaka, teams can't change anything after the contract its sealed!!

January 19, 2014  08:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

ya but they weren't as good as this guy i mean 24-0

forget the old stats,this pitcher will start from the 0 level towards up the glorious times in the majors,
not because he won't 24 to 0 it means he should be able to repeated in the majors,he will win but he will be hammer once the other teams learn all his pitching arsenal,...,,.,.!

January 19, 2014  08:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Google his stats over the last three years and then read your "old" opinion again. Japanese pitchers have done very well in the American league. See Boston and their stud reliever and see Mariners and their pitcher that was third in the Cy Young award voting. This isn't 1980 any more.

See Boston and their "stud" starter instead of just looking at the reliever. Hint: he threw a gyroball

 
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