Masahiro Tanaka: not a Diamondback

Masahiro Tanaka was the best pitcher on the open market this winter. Despite thoughts he might become a Diamondback, he turned to the dark side and will be a New York Yankee for the foreseeable future.

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No Tanaka for Diamondbacks: Yankees win

But... But... But we had a Japanese Friendship Garden! Seems that just wasn't enough, with reports this morning that Masahiro Tanaka will be a Yankee, the Evil Empire 1.0 having snared the Japanese pitcher to a 7-year, $155 million deal.

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Waiting for Masahiro

Tuesday. Yep: still waiting.

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Masahiro Tanaka: the final 48?

This week will see an end to the Tanaka bidding, and everything has to be done and dusted before Friday night Perhaps surprisingly, the D-backs appear to be in it to the end, and may even have the highest bid on the table. Let's review the current situation and latest updates.

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Diamondbacks offer Tanaka six year, $115 million

Reports have emerged of the Diamondbacks' pitch to Masahiro Tanaka, as the race for the Japanese starter moves into its final few days.

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SnakeBytes: Your weekly Tanakamania update

Exactly eight days left - the deadline is Friday afternoon - so quite possibly, the next update in this saga could be the final announcement of who has won Masahiro Tanaka's heart. It's just like The Bachelor! Only with fewer roses... Here are the latest snippets, though solid news has been light.

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Why Arizona?

The buzz keeps increasing in volume: the Diamondbacks are going to make a run at Masahiro Tanaka. That the Arizona wants the Japanese hurler is no surprise, but why would he want them in return?

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SnakeBytes: Tanakamania at the half-way point

Two weeks yesterday since Masahiro Tanaka was posted, and two weeks tomorrow until the decision has to be made. It's probably going to go to the wire, but here's your weekly round-up of Tanakanews.

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SnakeBytes: Tanakamania Update

It's a week today since Masahiro Tanaka was officially posted, and the process began. Though there's still more than three weeks remaining - you didn't think it would be over quickly, did you? - here are a selection of the stories since we got going.

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SnakeBytes: Tanakamania! edition

Hey, did you hear, there's a Japanese pitcher who might be available. I wonder if the D-backs know about him?

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Projecting Masahiro Tanaka

Hiroki Kuroda? Yu Darvish? Somewhere in the middle? Let's chew up their Japanese league numbers and see what we can find out.

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Why Tanaka Might Prefer Arizona

It is a question that is repeatedly asked - even if Arizona made a bid for Tanaka, why would he want to play for the Diamondbacks? Let's play the role of Dollhouse and do some brainwashing!

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