MLB Bidding For Masahiro Tanaka Began Thursday Morning

Angels may sign Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.


The war is on.

Bidding for 25-year-old right-handed Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka began Thursday morning December 26, and will conclude January 24.

The flame throwing righty is one of the most prized possessions of the off-season, with teams from the Yankees to the Angels all in talks to make moves for him. Tanaka could command as much as $100 million in guaranteed money.

New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand laid out the details:

During the course of the bidding all 30 teams can negotiate for him, but Tanaka is not required to meet with every team that courts him.