Monday, December 2, 2013

Astros might get Tanaka anyway

This, from Dylan Hernandez:


Now, Sponichi is a Japanese newspaper, so this is just a report, although that the proposal reportedly comes from MLB is interesting. But holy crap this would be huge for the Astros, because they could simply offer the maximum bid for Masahiro Tanaka and simply by default of being God-awful in 2013, automatically win the bid. They'd have to sign him to a contract, so it's not as though it would be a slam-dunk, but if report is true (and it gets approved by everybody involved), then the Rangers wouldn't just be able to swoop in with $900 gajillion and win.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good cuz fuck the Rangers

Anonymous said...

All part of our cunning plan....

Lyle said...

I saw some nice Japanese girls at the last Yankees series at Minute Maid. I think they were there to flirt with Ichiro.

They would like Tanaka and Tanaka would like them, I think. Houston would be a happy ending for Tanaka.

Anonymous said...

If we land this guy, it will just cause Olney, Gammons etc. to revert to apoplectic mode again ("another example of a team benefiting by not fielding a competitive squad"; "the integrity of the game," blah, blah, blah)......Precious.

OremLK said...

Get it done Selig. Or else. YOU OWE US.