MLB News & Analysis

Tanaka release fee will be broken into four parts

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The release fee for Masahiro Tanaka will be broken down into four separate payments

Can the Hall of Fame fix its induction system?

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The method MLB uses to select members of the Hall of Fame has never been very good, and it's gotten worse. How can the process be corrected?

Maddux, Glavine, and Thomas elected to the HOF

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Three players earn the necessary 75% of the BBWAA's vote to gain entrance to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown this year.

Tanaka's release fee will be split up over 2 years

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The $20 million release fee for Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will be able to be paid over the course of two seasons, possibly allowing more teams to compete in negotiations.

MLB wants promise of no outside deals from Rakuten

MLB wants to ensure that the Rakuten Golden Eagles don't make any side deals that could involve money changing hands between the team and Masahiro Tanaka, who will pitch in the United States in 2014.

MLB will stop Tanaka from donating to Rakuten

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MLB plans to investigate any dealings that could infringe upon the new posting system, that includes the idea that Masahiro Tanaka wants to donate money to his old team

Paul Blair passes away at age 69

The four-time World Series winner and eight-time Gold Glove winner clinched his last two titles in pinstripes as a key bench player for the 1977-78 champions.

Tanaka posting tomorrow, Close selected as agent

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Masahiro Tanaka will be formally posted tomorrow, beginning the process of MLB teams negotiating with the Japanese right-hander. Tanaka has also selected Casey Close to represent him.

Rakuten will allow Masahiro Tanaka to come to MLB

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After a long back and forth of indecision, the Rakuten Golden Eagles have agreed to allow Masahiro Tanaka to be posted and pitch in MLB next season.

Rangers sign Choo; out on Tanaka

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The top outfield target got his seven-year deal from the Rangers, and Jon Heyman says that it will prevent Texas from being a major contender for Tanaka. Hooray.

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