It's not an existential novel, but what major-league teams have been doing, first waiting for the new MLB/NPB posting system to be approved by both parties, and then for Masahiro Tanaka's team, the Rakuten Golden …
Well that’s slightly good news. In the middle of a battle between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, the Yankees learned that ace Masahiro Tanaka has a small UCL tear in his right elbow but doesn’t require …
With Robinson Cano, it was pretty easy. A big market didn’t exist, and Cano’s previous employer didn’t show enough desire to keep him around, and Cano, in the end, just wanted to be wanted. Wanted and made to be …
It's been a heck of a rookie season for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka so far. Tanaka was by far the …
Jason Hammel has started three games for the Cubs in 2014 and has three quality starts. Today he gave up only three earned runs in seven innings of work. There’s quality – and then there’s quality. Masahiro Tanaka (2-0) …
The Yankees made a substantial investment in Masahiro Tanaka ($155 million contract plus $20 million posting fee), the latest hyped Japanese pitcher to make the jump to the big leagues and the early returns suggest he …
Masahiro Tanaka
The Phillies are a team in a state of flux. In one respect, they’re a team with a few hundred million dollars in commitments to aging veterans, and with a 2014 payroll currently around $165 million, have spent more than …
Masahiro Tanaka came to America like a streaking comet, suddenly and brightly. And then just like that, he’s gone – most likely for the rest of this baseball season and maybe even most of the next. Tanaka joined the …
The “Pokemon Go” craze has been dying down, and it seems like Niantic is doing whatever it can to keep users playing. Even though there aren’t nearly as many users playing in the United States, it’s important to note that …
Masahiro Tanaka
The Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to post their star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka for a fee of $20MM. Now some MLB front offices are running wild to try to work this 25-year-old Japanese pitcher into their budget. …