Yankees Sign Masahiro Tanaka To Seven Year Deal
The wait is over – Japanese pitching sensation, Masahiro Tanaka, has signed with an MLB club. Move over, CC Sabathia, the Bronx has a new ace in town – and the Yankees have paid him handsomely.
Sources are now saying that Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese pitcher who went 24-0 for Rakuten last season, has signed with the New York Yankees. The 25-year-old sported a 1.27 ERA, a .943 WHIP and fanned 183 batters, gauging interest from just about every Major League club this off-season. When the smoke cleared, it was the Yankees who had the biggest check to write.
ESPN is reporting that Tanaka and the Yankees agreed to a 7 year deal worth 155 million dollars. The Yankees who lost all-star second baseman Robinson Cano to Seattle has brought in their fair share of highly paid talent since the end of 2013. Carlos Beltran at 45 million dollars, Brian McCann inked for 85 million and the monster deal Jacboy Ellsburry landed at 153 million dollars all before Tanaka’s hefty pay-day this morning.
Thoughts on the Yankees off-season moves? Will this big pocket payouts pay dividends come October?