As expected, the rumors are flying. Samardzija’s is a popular name, but there are other arms available.
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They’re flashing big cash this offseason, but a Seattle Times article shows that, behind the scenes, things have been a nightmare.
There are a number of reasons, assuming Tanaka’s team acts with a rational, bottom-line interest in mind.
Yesterday was another huge day on the hot stove, and I’m reminded of what the Cubs are trying to do.
The soon-to-be-37-year-old outfielder gets three years and $45 million. Any impact here? Tanaka? Gardner?
Shrug. That deal probably wouldn’t have made a whole lot of sense for the Cubs right now.
It’s a monster contract that could shift the market significantly, especially if the Mariners now go nuts.
The whole Robinson Cano drama matters, too. So many dominoes.
Mariners Trying to Have Their Own Stupid Pujols Contract, but Talks with Robinson Cano Break Down (UPDATE)
If the Mariners did manage to land Cano, there could be significant fallout for the Cubs.
It hasn’t really been a “lukewarm” stove this week. Should we be counting the Braves among Jeff Samardzija’s suitors?
It’s a fine signing for the Red Sox, who are able to tout the fact that they’re pretty good at baseball right now.
A report out of Japan has the deal in place, but what will the $20 million maximum bid do to the market?
MLB and NPB Reportedly on the Verge of a “Maximum Bid” Posting System – And the Max is Just $20 Million
If true, the market for Masahiro Tanaka could be much, much wider than expected.
If the Diamondbacks considered only Price and Samardzija as trade targets, who is more attractive? It’s closer than you might think.
The free agent pool has expanded by 43. Some interesting options.
Tanaka Update: NPB Willing to Accept Maximum Bid Structure, and Posting Fee Might Not Be Issue for Cubs
Whatever spending restrictions are in place for the Cubs right now, they might not have any negative effect on the Cubs’ ability to bid high.
Sadly, this plus Robinson Cano still probably doesn’t take the Yankees out of the running for Masahiro Tanaka.
It’s been a crazy, trade-heavy day around baseball.
Are teams suddenly devoting more money to closers? Three moves in the last 24 hours suggest they might be.