Yankees to sign Tanaka

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    if anyone is interested in checking it out 4 a minute or 2

    YES to air telecast of a 2013 Tanaka game tonight at 7pm

     

    a nice  read  on tanaka

    EDIT: a nice read  4 nyy fans


    Unbiased opinions were needed.  To get a feel for Tanaka's repertoire and approach, injury risk, and overall ability, I spoke to high-ranking officials with scouting-related positions for four MLB teams (referred to simply as "scouts" later in this article).  Each has seen the pitcher in person extensively, and none work for the Yankees.

    Before we begin, here is a refresher on the 20-80 (or 2-8) scouting scale from Kevin Goldstein, formerly of Baseball Prospectus: "A score of 50 is major-league average, 60 is above-average (also referred to as "plus"), and 70 is among the best ("plus-plus"). 80 is top of the charts, and not a score that gets thrown around liberally."  For more information on scouting pitchers from Goldstein, click here.

    Scouting Report: Three Plus Pitches

     

    for the full read
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/02/scouting-masahiro-tanaka.html

     
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    In response to pinstripezac35's comment:
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    if anyone is interested in checking it out 4 a minute or 2

    YES to air telecast of a 2013 Tanaka game tonight at 7pm

     

    a nice  read  on tanaka

    EDIT: a nice read  4 nyy fans


    Unbiased opinions were needed.  To get a feel for Tanaka's repertoire and approach, injury risk, and overall ability, I spoke to high-ranking officials with scouting-related positions for four MLB teams (referred to simply as "scouts" later in this article).  Each has seen the pitcher in person extensively, and none work for the Yankees.

    Before we begin, here is a refresher on the 20-80 (or 2-8) scouting scale from Kevin Goldstein, formerly of Baseball Prospectus: "A score of 50 is major-league average, 60 is above-average (also referred to as "plus"), and 70 is among the best ("plus-plus"). 80 is top of the charts, and not a score that gets thrown around liberally."  For more information on scouting pitchers from Goldstein, click here.

    Scouting Report: Three Plus Pitches

     

    for the full read
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/02/scouting-masahiro-tanaka.html

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    Here are a couple of excerpts from the article:

    One scout, who admitted being "toward the higher end of the spectrum," described Tanaka as a number one starter, without hesitation.  He expects Tanaka to contend for the Cy Young


    Hell, no need to play any games. Lets just give him the Cy Young right now. What BS.

    The mystery of how Tanaka will perform in Major League Baseball should be resolved in short order.  He'll face MLB hitters in Spring Training later this month


    Not true. The "mystery" will not even begin to be evident until August when the teams have had a chance to see him a couple of times in REAL competition. Zac, I know you want to believe he will be a good investment-and he might turn out that way. But right now he is just a high priced risky investment by a desperate team.

     

     

     
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    ****************NEWSFLASH*******************

    according the WFAN MLB has renamed the Cy Young award to "the tanaka".

     
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    not a man of many words :-)......

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/after-chartering-787-tanaka-introduced-by-yanks1-021114

     

     
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    according the WFAN MLB has renamed the Cy Young award to "the tanaka".

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    yankee fans quite upset that

    ownership was to cheap to pay for a tanaka flight tracker

     
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    In response to slasher9's comment:

    ****************NEWSFLASH*******************

    according the WFAN MLB has renamed the Cy Young award to "the tanaka".

     




    yankee fans quite upset that

     

    ownership was to cheap to pay for a tanaka flight tracker



    http://www.noradsanta.org.trackTongue Out

     
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    It must be nice to fly to New York via a rented private jet for $200K.  Wink

     

     
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    It must be nice to fly to New York via a rented private jet for $200K.  Wink

     

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    Looks like he's getting a head start on the whole NY Diva thing. LOL

     
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    but guys...he needed all that space for his poodle.

     
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    Cant wait to see him pitch, all the hype. 24-0 in Japan.

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    yeah, lol........that's japan. welcome to the Big leagues Mr. Tanakasan! boy he's gonna love the AL East.

     
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    Wont the Yanks really get whacked when A-Rod gets back. Could be out of Scherzer, Lester sweepstakes in 2015?

    [/QUOTE] hey BSu, could be...but it's highly doubtful that JLest will be changing addresses when the date rolls around..and does/will Scherzer(still) have the track record that a team will deem him well worth losing a pick?


     
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    ****************NEWSFLASH*******************

    according the WFAN MLB has renamed the Cy Young award to "the tanaka".

    [/QUOTE] i'm guessing this one DOESN'T  fall into your 92.7% Tongue OutWink


     
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    In response to jete02fan's comment:
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    In response to slasher9's comment:
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    ****************NEWSFLASH*******************

    according the WFAN MLB has renamed the Cy Young award to "the tanaka".

    [/QUOTE] i'm guessing this one DOESN'T  fall into your 92.7% Tongue OutWink


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    Yo "B" brothah! little on the nippy side down your way right now eh? Hey, I wonder if this kid could be the grandson possibly of the late great Prof Toro Tanaka? ;-)..... did you happen to see the kid we got in camp who submarine pitches and releases the ball about 3-4 inches from the ground? I guess they signed him to a minor league contract.

     
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    In response to jete02fan's comment:
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    In response to slasher9's comment:
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    ****************NEWSFLASH*******************

    according the WFAN MLB has renamed the Cy Young award to "the tanaka".

    [/QUOTE] i'm guessing this one DOESN'T  fall into your 92.7% Tongue OutWink


    [/QUOTE]
    Yo "B" brothah! little on the nippy side down your way right now eh? Hey, I wonder if this kid could be the grandson possibly of the late great Prof Toro Tanaka? ;-)..... did you happen to see the kid we got in camp who submarine pitches and releases the ball about 3-4 inches from the ground? I guess they signed him to a minor league contract.

    [/QUOTE] hey big D..man, don't even get me started...we're about to get a day and a half of f'n snow YellYellYellYell...LOL..i've heard about him, said guys hate taking BP against him :-)


     
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    In response to jete02fan's comment:
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    In response to slasher9's comment:
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    ****************NEWSFLASH*******************

    according the WFAN MLB has renamed the Cy Young award to "the tanaka".

    [/QUOTE] i'm guessing this one DOESN'T  fall into your 92.7% Tongue OutWink


    [/QUOTE]


    time will tell.  some overhyped MFY around my way think he is already Cy.

     

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