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Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is expected to come to MLB this offseason and has garnered a lot of attention throughout the game of baseball. I’ve heard that he’s the next Yu Darvish, while I’ve also heard he’s a middle-of-the-rotation type of pitcher. He is expected to command a good amount of money and there could be a bidding war for his services.
With the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees likely to create a bidding war, the San Francisco Giants are “probably not” going to be big players for Masahiro Tanaka, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area.
Landing Tanaka is expected to take $100 million or more. Many big market teams are in on Tanaka and he is said to prefer signing with the Yankees or Dodgers. Other teams in on Tanaka are the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Seattle Mariners.
On the season, Tanaka went 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA and a 183/32 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In seven years in Japan, he went 99-35 (.739) with a 2.30 ERA and a 1238/275 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
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Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com did a live chat with San Francisco Giants fans on Wednesday (10/30/13). Below are some of the main points of the chat.
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