Friday, December 27, 2013

Astros will make a run at Tanaka

We interrupt this holiday break to bring you a few items of note...

As expected, the Astros will make a run at Masahiro Tanaka, according to Evan Drellich, though - also expected - the Astros are a long shot to land him.

The Yankees are poised to make a run. What are the chances the Astros would actually be able to outspend them? What are the chances that Tanaka would rather live in Houston and pitch for a rebuilding team when he could live in New York and pitch for the game's most famous franchise, even in the unlikelihood the Astros made the highest bid?

Yep, that's a whole lot of bummer right there. 

Update: Bob Nightengale tweeted that the price tag for Tanaka is a minimum of $17m per year

Also...

*Brian McTaggart has ten questions heading into 2014 ("When Is Springer Coming Up?" is among them!)
*Darin Downs found out the Astros claimed him when he was getting ready to drive his pregnant wife to the hospital.
*Check out our running list of HOF voting for Bagwell and Biggio
*Murray Chass has The Dumb

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ya...we're not in a place to spend $17+ Mill. a year on a consensus #2 SP. No hope

Anonymous said...

I dont think a 5yr/115mm contract in this market is crazy. At least it doesnt cost you a draft pic and he could be better than E Santana or Jimenz...

Anonymous said...

Go for it! Real value. Like Tom Seaver on Mets.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody want to fight?

Anonymous said...

We signed Jesse Crain