Yankees sign Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees rarely stand pat after missing the playoffs, and this year is no exception. They've signed Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract. Tanaka was the big free-agent prize this offseason -- a potentially dominant ace who is only 25 years old -- which likely made him too tempting a target for the Yankees to resist. The Yankees hope that Tanaka can improve a pitching staff that was 18th in baseball in ERA, and he'll be a good distraction from the ongoing Alex Rodriguez saga.

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  • What are you expecting out of Masahiro Tanaka in his first season in MLB?

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  • Which roster addition will have the biggest impact on the Yankees in 2014?

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  • When will the Yankees next be serious World Series contenders?

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  • Which team will win the AL East this season?

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  • How concerned would you be about Masahiro Tanaka's usage patterns in Japan? (160 pitches in Game 6 of the Japan Series, pitched in relief the next day)

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  • What's the Yankees' biggest need now that they have signed Masahiro Tanaka?

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  • What will be a bigger story for the Yankees this season?

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