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You haven't seen real Masahiro Tanaka yet, Yankees pitching coach says

 Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will carry a grotesque 11.25 ERA into his final spring training start sometime this week. That day, however, he'll look like a much different pitcher -- and someone with a much different mindset, pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. Rothschild said he expects Tanaka to start looking like the regular-season version of himself, and to be getting...
Via NJ.com
3 days ago

Masahiro Tanaka and the search for his pre-2017 form

The 2017 season was, by a not small margin, the worst of Masahiro Tanaka’s four seasons with the Yankees. He pitched to a 4.74 ERA (4.34 FIP) with 35 home runs allowed — only Rick Porcello (38), Ariel Miranda (37), and John Lackey (36) allowed more — in 178.1 innings. Tanaka made up for his rough regular season with a marvelous postseason, so that was cool. The Yankees do not want...
Via River Avenue Blues
7 days ago

WATCH: Masahiro Tanaka on his Spring Training start against the Twins

Masahiro Tanaka on his Spring Training start against the Twins.
Via YES Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Boone: Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb “aren’t really in play” for Yankees

During their quest to acquire starting pitching in recent months, the Yankees have been connected to a litany of potential trade and free agent targets. The list includes right-handers Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb, who rank as two of the best free agents remaining in this year’s class. It doesn’t appear either will end up with the Yankees, though, if we’re to believe manager Aaron Boone...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Masahiro Tanaka is ready for 2018

The day after reporting to Yankees camp with the rest of the pitchers and catchers, Masahiro Tanaka spoke to the media about how he's feeling and his goals for 2018.
Via YES Network
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Mets owner Fred Wilpon unhappy with Yankees landing Giancarlo Stanton

The biggest move of the MLB offseason was made when the New York Yankees landed slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Fred Wilpon, owner of the New York Mets, was reportedly quite displeased when that happened.Mike Puma of the New York Post cited a person close to Wilpon, saying “Fred is pissed every time the Yankees make a move.”“At issue is the Yankees’ willingness to take on huge contracts...
Via Sportsnaut
December 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees seen as favorites to sign Shohei Otani

After winning the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes in 2014, the New York Yankees could be back at it again this offseason.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Thursday that many Yankees rivals see them as the “supreme favorite” to sign 23-year-old Japanese phenom Shohei Otani. He also adds that a Monday deadline has been set to determine whether or not Otani will be posted by his Nippon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka is opting in with the Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka isn’t going anywhere. The 29-year-old has had an up-and-down career for the Yankees, but dazzled down the stretch. Particularly in the postseason.Now, Tanaka is deciding to stick around. For now. Over the next three seasons, he is guaranteed $67 million. So instead of testing his value, he will honor the next three seasons.Unless the Yankees decide to trade him before...
Via The Sports Post
November 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka joins Yankees legends with dominant Game 5 start

A brilliant outing in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros put Masahiro Tanaka in elite company in New York Yankees franchise history.Tanaka went seven innings, allowing no runs in the game. It was his second such start of the postseason. In the illustrious history of the Yankees’ franchise, only Whitey Ford and Roger Clemens have done that. Tanaka is certainly rubbing elbows...
Via Sportsnaut
October 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka is up against it in Game 1 against Houston

We’ve reached the League Championship Series for each side! Friday, we’ll dive headlong into the American League side before we get a double dose on Saturday. As always, it promises to bring with it some great pitching matchupsAnd we’re here to break them down! Today’s Matchups RHP Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) versus LHP Dallas Keuchel (HOU) — 8:08 p.m. ET, FS1To be frank, this is not a...
Via The Sports Post
October 13, 2017  |  Discuss

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