Thursday, December 26, 2013

Teams Can Post $20M Bids On Tanaka Today

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Right on schedule, the Rakuten Golden Eagles allowed their star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to be posted and available by all MLB teams. The $20 million posting fee is refundable if a team doesn't sign him, so the Red Sox might just jump in to make life more difficult for The Evil Ones—who need him desperately. In fact, given the much lower entry fee, several teams are likely to play—making the eventual total signing package well in excess of $100 million. The process begins today and must end 30 days from now. Let the bidding begin!