Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 12/18/13
The wise men of the press box have made their calls and flossed their thoughts into the ether of truth: The Yankees shall lead the pack in pursuit of the Japanese mystery known as Masahiro Tanaka, if he comes to America. Says John Harper of the Daily News:On Tuesday it was difficult to find a scout or executive who doesn’t think the Yankees will get their man. “It’s simple,” said a scout. “They have the most money and they’re the most desperate to sign him.”I don't doubt Harper's sincerity or accuracy in the quote. If Harper writes it, the guy said it. Trouble is...  I can think of a lotta reasons why an unnamed scout - likely from another team - would say such a thing, and they all amount to PSYOPs-level crapola. Why would another team executive disclose plans to a reporter? Brian Cashman doesn't - and that's not a knock: No front office announces strategy in the press.  It's good p.r. for the Yankees to be aggressive in the international market. But should we believe it? In r...
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