MLB News & Analysis

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.

Youk signs with Rakuten Golden Eagles

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The Yankees' injury-ravaged supposed third baseman from 2013 will have a new home. He will not be missed.

Tanaka won't be posted, per New York Times

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The reports on whether or not Tanaka will be posted have bounced back and forth throughout the whole process, but have we finally reached a conclusion?

Tanaka allowed to post/new posting system official

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The new posting system has been officially put into place and the Golden Eagles will allow Masahiro Tanaka to post if he wants to

Rakuten trying to persuade Tanaka to stay

If Tanaka doesn't get posted, the Yankees are in a heap of trouble for starting pitching.

Cardinals to sign Mark Ellis; Yankees still quiet

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December's half over and the Yankees still don't have a plan for second base. Mark Ellis is reportedly no longer an option.

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