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Masahiro Tanaka and the Posting System

A look back at an offseason full of Masahiro Tanaka

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Tanaka deciding between Yankees and Cubs

Tanaka rumor, everybody drink!

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Tanaka decision could come Tuesday or Wednesday

Tanaka could make his decision early this week so that teams can conduct more medical tests before Friday's deadline.

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Yankees among five teams to make offer to Tanaka

The Yankees are among five teams to have placed a formal bid for Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka this week. Now we wait.

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Yankees & Dodgers seen as favorites for Tanaka

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that baseball executives believe the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes will ultimately come down to a battle between the Yankees and Dodgers. Very few people are surprised.

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Could Tanaka possibly live up to his contract?

What characteristics define an ace? And is Tanaka worth an ace's salary?

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Tanaka comes to America to meet with teams

Tanaka has come to America to meet with 12 different teams in two days. Sounds like a great road trip.

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How badly do the Yankees need Tanaka in 2014?

Despite a forgettable 2013, the Yankees rotation held up surprisingly well. With a few holdovers and departures, the Yankees rotation will look different in 2014. How much of a difference will Tanaka make compared to what the Yankees have on hand.

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What can be learned from Kei Igawa?

The Yankees once took a risk on Japanese pitching and got burned. What lessons, if any, can be learned from this failure with the possibly of a Masahiro Tanaka signing looming?

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MLB will stop Tanaka from donating to Rakuten

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

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Tanaka won't be posted, per New York Times

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?

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How far do the Yankees go for Tanaka?

Reports are that the Yankees are still extremely interested in the Japanese ace. How does that interest translate into cold hard cash?

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Rakuten trying to persuade Tanaka to stay

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

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Is Tanaka still the Yankees' top pitching target?

A posting fee cap and an open negotiation process could make Japan's best pitcher a less obvious target for the Yankees.

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Tanaka news: NPB & MLB officials meeting in NY

MLB and NPB executives will try once again to resolve issues with a new posting system that would allow MLB teams to pursue Masahiro Tanaka this offseason.

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Masahiro Tanaka could post by the end of the year

Can the Yankees really afford to wait around?

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What is the backup plan for Masahiro Tanaka?

Who could the Yankees go after if Masahiro Tanaka is unable to be posted?

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How would Tanaka fit into Yankees 2014 plans?

Just how hard should the Yankees pursue the talented Japanese righty?

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Lineup vs. Blue Jays; Yankees scouting Tanaka

Ichiro Suzuki goes for 4000 hits as a professional between Japan and the United States against the Blue Jays. The Yankees have been scouting Masahiro Tanaka in Japan.

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Should Yanks bid on Masahiro Tanaka in 2014?

Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will most likely be posted in 2014, but should the Yankees be interested?

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