Friday, February 7, 2014

Empire GM: Tanaka Is A Number Three Starter

Things have certainly changed in baseball. These days, you go out and spend $155 million on a pitcher and slot him in as your number three starter. That's what Yankee GM Brian Cashman said today on Colin Cowherd's ESPN radio show. Specifically, Cashman said, "We view him to be a really solid, consistent No. 3 starter. If we get more than that, all the better. He's got a great deal of ability." He'd better have a great deal of ability! The ghosts of  Hideki Irabu and Kei Igawa must be haunting the corridors of The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street. Clearly, Cashman is attempting to tamp down expectations on his big financial outlay. Wow.