Re: Tanaka watch
posted at 1/19/2014 5:05 PM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to jete02fan's comment:
In response to javaukti1's comment:
From ML. com -Five teams have reportedly submitted formal offers for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who is expected to make his decision by next Friday.
Nikkan Sports reported the five teams include the Cubs, White Sox, Yankees, Dodgers and D-backs. All of the bids were believed to be more than $100 million and over six years.
The Ynkees then are apparently not planning on staying under the 'luxury cap" as they are close to it as it is, and then ARod is back on the payroll in 2015.
[/QUOTE] Beans and JB both make good points...despite what it could mean down the road irt payroll, the lux tax and such, i certainly hope it's the Yanks who land him, no doubt there will be additional teams bidding, it will be an interesting week leading into his decision, my gut still says he lands out West
It just feels too quiet for the NYY to be involved. They have no incentive to announce themselves, but it just doesn't feel like it does with other FAs.
[/QUOTE] i hear ya JB, in the past most of Cashman's best moves have been while in stealth mode, not sure if that's the case this time, part of me can't help but think that this one needs to played out loud...