Masahiro Tanaka deal ramifications
Opinions vary on how Japanese ace's $155M contract with Yanks affects baseball
Masahiro Tanaka wakes up a happy man today. His talent has been validated by the fifth-largest contract for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history, and he has a chance to show that his skills will translate into a starting role with the game's marquee franchise.
Agent Casey Close is also walking with an extra spring in his step after negotiating a combined $370 million in salaries for Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Tanaka in a six-day span. The two contracts have ...
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