At the start of November, a number of Yankees became free agents, though one name has (understandably) dominated the team’s offseason discussions: DJ LeMahieu. However, the Yankees’ tenuous pitching situation has also led to many back-and-forths about the future of Masahiro Tanaka. He’s been a Yankee for seven years, but might very well end up deciding to head back to Japan (or elsewhere) if he is not re-signed.
So with all that in mind, here’s the FanPost Friday prompt:
Should the Yankees re-sign Masahiro Tanaka?
It’s straightforward enough, but we want you to make a detailed case. What strengths are in Tanaka’s court to add to his case? What faults are evident that make you hesitant to re-up the righty? Does the Yankees’ current rotation make you more inclined to re-sign Tanaka? Do you only want to bring Tanaka back under particular conditions? Or would you simply prefer that the Yankees just sign or trade for someone else?
There are a number of different avenues you can take to outline your post. Have fun with it and make it more than just a couple stray paragraphs! Tanaka’s a fascinating player to study and write about.
Check out the FanPost section of Pinstripe Alley and let us know your thoughts. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before January 15th for your post to be considered.