Tag: Japan

Free Agent Targets (kinda): Masahiro Tanaka

Free Agent Targets (kinda): Masahiro Tanaka
Pos: SP Age: 25 B/T: R/R 2013 in a box: 212 IP, 183 K, 32 BB, 1.27 ERA Suggested Reading Material: Fangraphs on Tanaka Yakyu Night Owl on Tanaka’s baseball and social importance in Japan   Profile: Masahiro Tanaka is a Japanese pitcher who will draw frequent and unfortunate comps to other Japanese pitchers because, well, people are like that. As... Read more »

Various Reports: Cubs will prioritize signing Masahiro Tanaka

Various Reports: Cubs will prioritize signing Masahiro Tanaka
We’ve heard various rumors about the Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who will likely be posted this offseason and whose suitors include the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs, among others.  Earlier today, Anno’s ESPN Ticker went off with this news: &nbsp ESPN uses MLB sources to report Cubs will make signing Japanese P Masahiro Tanaka... Read more »