Report: Masahiro Tanaka to receive 6 or 7-year deal worth $120-140 million

Masahiro Tanaka

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A decision for Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is drawing near and while the team is yet to be determined form a field that includes the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, among others, the money is less foggy.

Multiple reports have indicated the Cubs will outbid the field to get the young starting pitcher who would accelerate the club’s rebuilding effort.

The Cubs were successful in signing former Japanese star Kosuke Fukudome and that could prove be beneficial for the club in pursuit of a potential ace.

While the Cubs may be able to give Tanaka the most amount of money, he will have to decide if he is willing to wait one-two years before his team is competing for a playoff spot while his personal stats suffer as a result of a poor offense supporting him.

In any event, the biggest story in Major League Baseball is nearing a climax and one team will be very happy very soon and Tanaka will be at least $120 million dollars richer.

Topics: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

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  • Luke775

    L.A. offers the best asian/japanese cultural opportunities of any of the other cities. There is no Japanese cultural life in Chicago or Anaheim. There are better opportunities in New York. But LA is the number one place (as well as SF) for Japanese culture. Do I smell the league’s best starting rotation and lineup in one city about to emerge………Hmmmmm

    • Patrick Schmidt

      Kosuke Fukudome enjoyed the culture during his tenure in Chicago

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