Re: Yankees to sign Tanaka
posted at 1/22/2014 12:01 PM EST
In response to ThatWasMe's comment:
In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
22 million per year. He has an opt out at 4 years, so if he is any good he will exercise that making the total more like 26 million (as they spread out the posting fee) Off the books the total cost to the Yankees would sit at around $36 million a year when you include the salary cap tax.
For a guy with a flat fastball who projects as a middle of the rotation starter.
We have about 5-6 prospects who project as a middle of the rotation starter, even if one pans out we will have our very own Tanaka for less than a million.
Nice post Hugh.
I think the Yankees had to do this deal, but that doesn't undo the fact that the money and years are ridiculous. It's nice to be in the position that the Sox are in with regards to their pitching depth and prospects.
97 mph is flat?
hah, he throws low 90's can touch 95 96 and has been clocked at 97...
...that is not exactly the same as saying someone has a 97 MPH fastball.
secondary stuff is above average but not plus.
Splitter is nasty, no one disagrees there.
His arm has been abused in Japan, and how will he respond to a day less of rest? perhaps it will have zero effect, or perhaps it takes a tick or two off his fastball.