A player that has been linked to many teams have been interested in is Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka went 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA in 2013. Like other Japanese stars before him such as Daisuke Matsuzaka and Yu Darvish, an MLB team must pay a posting fee to even negotiate with Tanaka, with the Globe’s Nick Cafardo believing that the fee could be anywhere up to $70 million. The posting issues the Red Sox ran into after getting Matsuzaka may scare them away from Tanaka, but Cafardo says that a prominent agent, who asked not to be identified, believes that the Red Sox are indeed interested in Tanaka. The Yankees are currently seen as the most aggressive in trying to get a deal done, but their focus on Tanaka could hinder them from going after other free agents.