After an offseason filled with rumors, the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes has finally come to an end, as the Japanese right-hander agreed to a seven-year, $155 million deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:
BREAKING: Tanaka to #Yankees, seven years, $155M, opt-out after fourth year.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 22, 2014
With that signing completed, a domino effect of sorts should take place in the days ahead as teams that had been waiting on Tanaka turn their attention to the likes of Ubaldo Jimenez, Matt Garza, Ervin Santana and Bronson Arroyo.
Still, this move certainly will have a ripple effect throughout the league, and it pushes the New York Yankees that much closer to the top spot in these rankings.
Here is an updated look at where all 30 teams stand following the signing of Tanaka. Each team's offseason activity and how it profiles for the year ahead were taken into account, though there will no doubt be more change between now and the start of spring training.