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Masahiro Tanaka lands with Yankees

After receiving offers from several clubs including the Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs, White Sox, and D'Backs, Masahiro Tanaka has agreed to a 7-year, $155M deal with the New York Yankees.

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Masahiro Tanaka's contract is already a bargain

Japanese right-handers with impossibly filthy splitters are the new market efficiency. The Yankees just realized it before everyone else.

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Yankees introduce Masahiro Tanaka

"Hello, my name is Masahiro Tanaka. I'm very happy to be a Yankee."

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What's your reaction to this?

THIS IS NOT OK.

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Masahiro Tanaka makes for a bright Yankees future

This offseason, the Yankees were like the Yankees of lore, signing pretty much whoever they pleased. With the addition of Masahiro Tanaka for 7 years and $155 million, their spending spree presumably finished, will it be enough to turn them into postseason contenders?

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Masahiro Tanaka throws strikeouts

It's somewhere around K89 you realize this is a thing.

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Yankees sign Tanaka

The Japanase superstar heads to the Yankees on the fifth-biggest contract for a pitcher in MLB history.

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Will Masahiro Tanaka be worth all the hype?

With Masahiro Tanaka expected to make up his mind about where he wants to play in 2014, and with a number of very interested teams and fanbases holding their breath, just what can we expect from Tanaka this next season?

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IT IS [NOT] DECIDED

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yesyes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes (get your guesses in now!) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes DAMMIT. @ichiroreport corrects the record and says "Can't decide." Thanks for freaking us out, google translate.

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Tanaka Talk: The latest

No one really knows where Tanaka will end up, so I asked people throughout the game what they thought would happen with him. Speculating is fun.

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Masahiro Tanaka update

A report from Japan notes that five teams made formal offers recently.

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Dodgers, Yanks favorites for Tanaka

That's the consensus in Japan, at least.

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Tanaka arrives: the latest notes and rumors

The Rukaten star has finally arrived in the U.S. and the bidding war we have been anticipating all winter can now commence.

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M's still in on Tanaka, Price, Cruz

Seattle's front office is hoping to make another big splash. Will ownership stand in the way of making that happen?

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D'Backs have sights set on Tanaka

AZ is expected to be a big player in the bidding war for the Japanese ace.

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Would signing Tanaka be enough for the Yankees?

How good were the Yankees last year? Are they better now than they were then? How much can signing Tanaka affect their win total in 2014, and will it be close to enough?

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MLB worried over donation from Tanaka to Rakuten

The Rakuten Golden Eagles might have a donation deal with Tanaka in place, in violation of the new posting agreement.

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Beyond Tanaka: Other top int'l FAs to watch

Everyone is talking about Masahiro Tanaka but there is a whole wide world of players beyond him for MLB teams to obsess over

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Who is most affected by Tanaka's posting?

The initial drama is over; Masahiro Tanaka is coming to America. For some, he is just another high priced free agent, but to others he could be the key to the offseason.

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Tanaka's price set at $17M a year

The coveted right-hander's hefty price tag doesn't seem to concern the Yankees, who've already been in contact with his agent.

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Mariners will be a 'factor' in Masahiro Tanaka bid

Seattle has been quiet about the Japanese pitcher, but they could be major players in the bidding.

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The Posting Price is Right

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