// Masahiro Tanaka

Yankees vs. Red Sox: Round 2 in Boston

Overview The New York Yankees comes to Boston tonight to start the second act of the perennial drama that is the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry. In their first meeting the Sox dropped three out of four games in New York. The Yankees have since found themselves at the top of the AL East with an 11-8 […]

ESPN Expert Predictions: Bogaerts to Win ROY, Red Sox Receive Just 2 Votes to Defend World Series

The 2014 MLB season is set to begin in earnest on Sunday night with its stateside Opening Day. However, that is just the preview of a full Monday slate that includes five nationally televised season openers on ESPN. Accordingly, ESPN has published its experts’ predictions for the upcoming MLB season in preparation for what should be […]

Assessing Masahiro Tanaka’s Potential Impact

The 7 year $155 million dollar contract that Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees should not be a surprise. Brian Cashman can say that the Yankees want to limit their spending, but in the end the Steinbrenner’s desire to win (and win now) leads to large and often absurd contracts. With the $20 million dollar posting fee […]

Yankees Land Masahiro Tanaka for $155 Million

After reportedly whittling his decision down to five teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka has decided to sign with the New York Yankees, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The deal is for a reported seven years and a whopping $155 million, and includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. The […]

Strongest American League Threats to Boston’s Throne

The free agent market has been put on ice this winter, as the Major League Baseball offseason has been held up by the holidays and the grand pursuit of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. However, players have been changing uniforms across the American League, both through massive contracts as well as significant trades. Before the drama […]

Masahiro Tanaka prefers Boston, New York or Los Angeles

According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has narrowed his ideal places to play in Major League Baseball to three cities: Boston, New York and Los Angeles. We’ve heard that the Red Sox could be a dark horse candidate for the 25-year old right-handed pitcher, but how realistic would […]

Despite Crowded Rotation, Red Sox Should Make a Run at Masahiro Tanaka

It has been well documented that the Red Sox have six starters to fill five rotation spots for 2014. While not actively shopping anyone, teams have asked after veteran starters Ryan Dempster, Jake Peavy and John Lackey. Even with all the interest, the Red Sox seem content to stand pat to enter the 2014 with […]

MLB and NPB Agree to New Posting System; Masahiro Tanaka Posting In Doubt

While there are a couple hurdles before the deal is finalized, Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have come to an agreement for a new posting system. Under the old system teams had to submit a bid during a four-day silent auction. At the end of the auction, the highest bidding team would have exclusive negotiating […]