January 22, 2014

Astros offered Tanaka over $100 million

According to Brian McTaggert at MLB.com, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday the club made an offer for Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka, who reached an agreement with the Yankees on Wednesday for seven years and $155 million. … Luhnow wouldn’t say how much the Astros offered Tanaka, but a source told MLB.com it was more than $100 million.

My take is, there will be those who will say that the Astros never had a chance at this signing, but Luhnow's offer was legit and it gave the team the opportunity to participate in the process and make some connections that could develop into something down the road. 

 

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