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No. 3? Tanaka came here to be No. 1

Cashman may try to temper expectations, but newest Yank thinks sky's the limit

Updated: February 11, 2014, 8:17 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Fear not, New York Yankees fans, for Masahiro Tanaka has no plans to perform within the boundaries of Brian Cashman's conservative projection. A man who rents out a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a whim, charters it for his wife, his toy poodle and a few fortunate others for the flight from snowy Tokyo to snowy New York, is a man who sees a lot of things when he looks into his mirror in the morning.

A No. 3 starter is not one of them.

"There weren't many [planes] to ...

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