Report: Yankees, Dodgers, Angels Finalists to Land Masahiro Tanaka
Although Major League Baseball tried to level the playing field when it comes to bidding for Japanese players, the lure of playing for a big market team will always give teams like the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers a significant advantage.
According to a report courtesy Yahoo! Sports, the Yankees, Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are the teams left standing in the Masahiro Tanaka bidding war.
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According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, who translated the report on Twitter, Masahiro Tanaka has narrowed his list down to three potential suitors: New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels.
Hernandez says the report adds the Yankees are considered the favorites to sign Tanaka, which wouldn’t be a huge surprise if true, but he also cautions what we’re learning should be taken with a grain of salt.