Patrick Newman and The Japan Times on NPB posting fees

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick8935 Comments

The Japan Times published an article yesterday about how the new posting system agreement puts Rakuten (Masahiro Tanaka's team) in an unfavorable position.  The Eagles were widely expected to post Tanaka this offseason, but the newly agreed upon system, complete with a $20 million cap on posting fees, seems to have the team rethinking things. “First of all, discuss it …

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Masahiro Tanaka Stats and Scouting Report, Why the Cubs are Interested

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick8910 Comments

Masahiro Tanaka is among the leaders in who the OV crowd predicts the Cubs will sign and not too surprisingly, we've already learned they are interested. According to Phil Rogers, Tanaka will be the Cubs top priority this offseason. There's good reason for that, but I wanted to compare him to some other Japanese pitchers, as well as taking a …