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Gone Fishin’


For a pitcher named Tanaka. 

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1 Boatzilla   ~  Dec 26, 2013 9:58 am

I wish I could refuse to get my hopes up, but I can't. I told a friend that Cano wouldn't sign with the Mariners in a million years. I still don't know how that one got away.

I need one more Christmas present. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 26, 2013 10:05 am

I have a good feeling about this. Tanaka signed with Jeter and Teix's agent. That's a very good start, and possibly a signal that he wants to pitch in the Bronx.
He's exactly what the Yankees need. A young starter with top-to-middle-of-the rotation potential. I hope we get him, and trust that the Yanks are all-in on him.

3 rbj   ~  Dec 26, 2013 10:22 am

Having Kuroda on board to take him under his wing for a year can't hurt either. Plus there's the legendary Ichiro!

5 years, $100 million? 6th year vesting option?

4 Ara Just Fair   ~  Dec 26, 2013 3:18 pm

Wherever he signs I hope he's closer to Darvish/Kuroda than Dice-K for talent and entertainment value.

5 monkeypants   ~  Dec 26, 2013 3:23 pm

[4] But who had more enternainment value than Dice-K? I mean, GYROBALL!

6 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 26, 2013 3:24 pm

4) Never mind Hurricane Hideki and Kei Igawa.

7 Ara Just Fair   ~  Dec 26, 2013 8:59 pm

I thought Gyroball, Fat Toad, and AAA Yankee Innings pitch king went w/o saying.

8 sundaysilence89   ~  Dec 27, 2013 1:15 am

[2] As a Dodger fan who thinks Tanaka will sign w/ the M's, His agent also reps both Greinke & Kershaw

9 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 27, 2013 9:14 am

8) yeah, I know Close represents Greinke and Kershaw. I take that as a sign Tanaka may be interested in pitching for the Dodgers as well as the Yankees. Mariners? Your guess is as good as mine.

10 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 27, 2013 9:16 am
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