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MLB Rumors: Masahiro Tanaka decision between Cubs, Yankees?


It appears we are nearing a resolution to the soap opera that has been the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes.

According to the Yes Network, the Japanese sensation is currently attempting to decide between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees.

Report: Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (@t_masahiro18) now deciding between the @Yankees & @Cubs

Obviously, this needs to be taken with a grain of salt as we’ve seen a lot of incorrect information on Tanaka in recent days and weeks, though the report does make some sense.

We’ve learned recently that Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays are out on the 25-year-old pitcher and the Dodgers, Diamondbacks and White Sox have seemingly been passed by the Cubs who are reportedly willing to overbid any team.

The Yankees interest in Tanaka is well known and it’s likely they and the Cubs (with the exception of possibly the Dodgers) can afford to pay the sinkerball pitcher the most moving forward.

A decision is expected in the next day or two, if not sooner.

Tags: Chicago Cubs Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees

  • JoeDaBeast

    Wishful thinking, but I’d hope the source was something other than the YES Network. Glad the Dodgers are out and not concerned about the Cubs.