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Yankees Hot Stove: OMG! Masahiro Tanaka is coming to the Bronx

FOX SPORTS Ken Rosenthal broke this news via twitter:

Finally, for the love of God the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes is finally over.

And what felt like an eternity ends up being well worth the wait, as Tanaka is officially a New York Yankee.

Admittedly, I had my doubts whether Tanaka would come the Yankees over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and if Hal Steinbrenner would really blow past his $189 million goal but both did. And Tanaka is going to be a New York Yankee for the next seven seasons for the price of $155 million, but he does have a fourth-year opt out clause for when he is more Igawa then Darvish, maybe?

Nonetheless, the only thing left to say is…..

Welcome to New York City Masahiro Tanaka!!!

Welcome to New York City Masahiro Tanaka!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…….at least for now!

 

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3 Comments

  1. tom says:

    Yep both did.

    It is not official but close enough

  2. George says:

    The opt-out clause is for when he is more Darvish, not Igawa. That way he can make more $. Same as CC a few years back.

  3. Richard Griffith says:

    "They gave me the highest evaluation and are a world-famous team." Tanaka said at a news conference in Japan on Thursday after agreeing to a $155 million, seven-year deal with the Yankees."

    Guess he thinks we are pretty special!!!!!