Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Yes, We Have No Tanakas

DENIED! But hey, let's take one last look at this sweet 'shop job by EephusBlue.

I don't have much to say on the matter, really. I just wanted to use that headline.

So, #TanakaWatch has come to an end, with coveted Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka electing to sign with the Yankees for 7 years, $155 million. (With full no-trade clause. LOL.)

Holy shit! Really? That's nutty money. Even for the "Scrooge McDuck swimming in coins" Dodgers. Enjoy burning your money to stay warm, Masahiro! Dodger fans will likely begin to, as Mike Petriello phrased it (on the new hybrid mega-blog Dodgers Digest), "childishly act like we never wanted him in the first place."

This leaves the Dodgers short a fifth starter, with Bronson Arroyo rumors looming and the duo of Beckett/Billingsley still far from healthy. A more pressing concern is the shallow bench, and the fact that Michael Young still hasn't officially retired. Strap in, everyone! The Hot Stove just got tepid!

UPDATE: Eephus has modified the above image just a tad.


Dusty Baker said...

I for one am glad that we didn't get him at this price and with this contract (ridiculous length plus no trade). And that's not a childish reaction. I wish him well, but I predict that at the end of his MLB career, we will be collectively saying, "Whew!"

Steve Sax said...

Like Daisuke?

Steve Sax said...

(I am also disappointed to have missed the opportunity to use the headline, "Tanaka On Heaven's Door".)