May 9, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels hat and glove on the bench against the Houston Astros in the second inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Anaheim Angels likely ‘in’ on Masahiro Tanaka, Matt Garza


The Anaheim Angels have proven one thing – you can’t buy a championship, but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to try.

With a payroll that would even make the New York Yankees take a second look, the Angels are again digging deep into their pockets and are reportedly ‘in’ on free agent pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka:

All I know about Tanaka is the Anaheim Angels are likely in on him. Not likely to get him. In on Garza, more likely but no sure thing. Ask away…

Tanaka is expected to receive upwards of $17 million annually from whatever team signs him in free agency – that of course comes on top of the $20 million dollar posting fee the team will need to pay. Needless to say, the 25-year-old will be quite expensive.

If the Angels eventually deem Tanaka too rich for their blood, Jeff Fletcher also mentions the team ‘in’ on fellow free agent pitcher Matt Garza, who shockingly hasn’t received the type of interest many would have expected.

It’s likely Garza is waiting for Tanaka to sign in hopes he will set the market.

Tags: Anaheim Angels Masahiro Tanaka Matt Garza