Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Masahiro Tanaka Joins Evil Empire For 7 Yrs.

Well, the wait is over. The Evil Ones have abandoned all hope of getting under the luxury tax threshold by over-spending on Japanese hurler Masahiro Tanaka. According to's Ken Rosenthal, the deal is for seven years and worth $155 million. There is an "opt-out" after four years. Let's hope this deal cripples The Bronx Embalmers financially for years to come. The total expenditure by The Pinstriped Posers—counting the $20 million posting fee that goes to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles—is $175 million. That's the most ever spent on a free agent pitcher in the history of baseball.