Masahiro Tanaka is the headliner at this year’s Free Agent pitcher concert. He’s easily grabbing the most attention and will undoubtedly grab the biggest contract. A lot of teams, including the San Francisco Giants, have expressed interest in the Japanese hurler, although as of today, it looks like those teams have been narrowed down to the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Chicago Cubs (which one of these is not like the other?).
And you know what? That’s fine. The Giants shouldn’t have their name anywhere near Tanaka’s. Sure, it’s public knowledge that the Giants want to add to and strengthen their rotation, but Tanaka is not the answer. And there are three main reasons why.
The posting fee for Tanaka is WAY too expensive.
Tanaka is expected to cost a posting fee at least equal to that of Yu Darvish - $51.7 million – and early reports were throwing around numbers between $75 and $100.
It’s true that the posting system previously in place has recently be