Author Nicholas Sparks once wrote, “Truth only means something when it’s hard to admit.”
New York Yankees fans need to embrace the above because reality is the only time Japanese pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka will be pitching in the Bronx is when his team is sitting in the visitor’s dugout.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Tanaka is a winner.
Posting a 24-0 record, Tanaka didn’t lose a start in 2013, and led his team all the way to being crowned Japan Series Champions.
Tanaka has obviously proven he is a fierce competitor, and where he decides to pitch in MLB will weigh heavily on which of his many suitors will help him do just that.
Too many Yankees fans live under the illusion that the allure of wearing the pinstripes means something to Tanaka.
Five years age after winning the 2009 World Series it might have been true but that is no longer the case. Continue reading ‘Yankees Hot Stove: If you were Tanaka wouldn’t you go to the Dodgers?’ »