Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 5/4/14

After being forced to watch the playoffs from their respective mansions for just the second time in the past 19 years at the end of last season, appropriately named General Manager Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees tackled the free-agent market in order to reload ahead of the current campaign. On Saturday afternoon, the crown jewel of that $438 million face lift continued to fulfill unprecedented expectations while earning the Yankees another victory when Masahiro Tanaka recovered from a shaky start to lead the Bronx Bombers to a 9-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Now a perfect 4-0 in six starts, the 25-year-old right-hander has been dominant while adjusting to life in the Big Apple and the unforgiving, New York City media, and so far, the Yankees couldn’t have hoped for much better results from the cherished newcomer. In all six appearances of 2014, New York’s highly-touted hurler has yet to allow more than three earned runs, has never thrown less than six innings, and has used one of the game’s most well-rounded arsenals to strike out at least ten in half of the games that he’s played. And for the kind of money  

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