He seems like a good guy. And, I want to like him. But, the next time he wins more than 13 games in a season and/or pitches more than 155 innings, it will be the first time he’s ever done it. Even when he was in Japan, he …
When Masahiro Tanaka is at his best, he has three pitches that deserve 60 or better grades on the 20-80 scouting scale. There’s the fastball that reaches the mid-90s, a vanishing splitter and a slider that gives away …
Masahiro Tanaka
NEW YORK – Masahiro Tanaka made it all the way through spring training. He threw every bullpen, made every start, and never once complained about pain or discomfort in his elbow. His final spring outing was completed …
CLEARWATER, Fla. — As if six weeks of spring training had not been enough to define who belongs where in the Yankees’ pitching hierarchy, a bit of drama was manufactured on Tuesday. On a dark, drizzly afternoon, a pair …
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 …
To understand why the New York Yankees may end up being the free-agent winners for someone like lefty Rich Hill, it is best to hop in the DeLorean, pump it up to 88 mph and fast-forward to a year from now. At that time, …
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told ESPN radio Friday that newly-acquired Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has potential to a No. 3 starter. Tanaka, 25, recently signed a seven-year, $155 …
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka sustained a Grade 1 hamstring strain while running the bases Friday and will miss his next scheduled start, manager Joe Girardi told reporters Sunday. Ivan Nova, …
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. …
Yes, the entire baseball world is being held hostage by one man: Masahiro Tanaka. And no, no one really knows where he will end up. Tanaka has to agree to terms with a team by Friday, but reports indicate that he …