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NFT: Yankees News: Tanaka to 10 Day DL

Dave in Hoboken : 8/12/2017 12:20 pm
Yankees PR Dept.& #8207;Verified account @YankeesPR 5m5 minutes ago

Roster Moves: RHP Masahiro Tanaka placed on 10-day DL w/ right shoulder inflammation, RHP Giovanny Gallegos recalled from @swbrailriders


Welp. Can't say I'm shocked.
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Oh boy.  
bceagle05 : 8/12/2017 12:40 pm : link
We're in for a tough three years with him if he opts in.
Opt out Tanaka. Please leave.  
DennyInDenville : 8/12/2017 12:44 pm : link
Gray
Severino
Monty

And build from there
Of course he will stay in contract  
idinkido : 8/12/2017 12:44 pm : link
No team is going to give him a better deal.
Of course he will stay in contract  
idinkido : 8/12/2017 12:46 pm : link
No team is going to give him a better deal.
Before the season it was a worry  
LauderdaleMatty : 8/12/2017 12:52 pm : link
If he would opt out. Now most of us are praying he does.
RE: Of course he will stay in contract  
rich in DC : 8/12/2017 12:53 pm : link
In comment 13557958 idinkido said:
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No team is going to give him a better deal.


In the absence of any other factors, this would be a questionable statement- other than 2017, he has been a well above average SP.

However, add in that IF he opts out, he would be the SP with the highest upside in the FA market in a league starved for good SP- and add in that he is still in his 20s- he's likely to be looking at over $25M per.

Sure, whatever team signs him is going to make sure that they get insurance on the contract and have clauses on injuries included- but when many teams don't have a solid #2- and some don't even have a legit #1, assuming he opts our, there will be a robust market for Tanaka.

The larger issue is whether Tanaka WANTS to leave NY. It is a good place for a Japanese player, with advantages few other markets have (access to Japanese stores, media, population, etc.).

If he could get a commitment from one of the LA teams, he might go there.

Something else to consider- Texas is widely rumored to be the front-runner to sign Shohei Otani if he is posted this winter. Many might not know that Tanaka and Otani are close and spent much of last winter working out together. Tanaka could end up in Texas as a mentor for Otani.
Pretty nice collection of talent on the DL  
Don Draper : 8/12/2017 1:15 pm : link
Only position players to make it without a DL stint so far are Gardy, Headley, and Judge.
I'm not sure how unusual this is, but 3/5 of the starting rotation seems a lot, and sometimes I look at the lineup and think "Geez, that's not very imposing", but that's to be expected when 1/3 of the lineup is out (worse before Hicks returned)...
RE: Pretty nice collection of talent on the DL  
Jim in Fairfax : 8/12/2017 1:39 pm : link
In comment 13557984 Don Draper said:
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Only position players to make it without a DL stint so far are Gardy, Headley, and Judge.
P Tanaka, Hiro
CF Frazier, Clint
P Sabathia, CC
DH Holliday, Matt
2B Castro, Starlin
P Pineda, Michael
1B Bird, Greg
I'm not sure how unusual this is, but 3/5 of the starting rotation seems a lot, and sometimes I look at the lineup and think "Geez, that's not very imposing", but that's to be expected when 1/3 of the lineup is out (worse before Hicks returned)...


Take a look across town.
Re: Take a look across town.  
Don Draper : 8/12/2017 1:49 pm : link
OK:

Mets have 6(!) pitchers and 2 3B on the DL. Even granting the Mets have had worse injury luck this season than the Yankees, I'm still unsure whether the Yankees are having exceptionally bad luck or if it's just a little right of the center of the bell curve...
I wanted him to opt out  
superspynyg : 8/12/2017 3:16 pm : link
All along. Use the money on a FA pitcher
Holy shit  
Dave in Hoboken : 8/12/2017 3:18 pm : link
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