Waiting on Tanaka.
Hurry up already.
All of this is speculation, of course. It also seems to try to lend a convenient veracity to eventual sour grapes claims by the cities he didn't choose to go to. If he doesn't choose New York, so be it; at least the Yanks tried this time. I remember Mike Plugh endorsing Yu Darvish years before he was posted; diverging from his initial support of Matsuzaka. Seemed like a no brainer at the time, but then no-brainers eventually started controlling the decision-making and here we are. Good luck, Yanks.
Meanwhile, on Riveraveblues:
During a recent YES Network interview (video link), Mark Teixeira acknowledged still feeling some stiffness in his surgically repaired right wrist. “Right now, I’m six months out of surgery. Will I be 100% day one? I hope so,” said Teixeira.
 And I think Lyle Overbay just signed elsewhere..this could be the worst Yankee IF since the days of my baseball doppleganger, Alvaro Esssssssssspinoza!
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