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7 Predictions for Masahiro Tanaka's MLB Career with Yankees
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The New York Yankees have landed their man, reported Andrew Marchand of ESPN.

For the grand total of $175 million (with the $20 million posting fee included), Masahiro Tanaka is headed to the Bronx, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

With the Tanaka sweepstakes complete, the real fun begins for both player and team. As seemingly half the league chased the 25-year-old Japanese right-handed star, visions of Tanaka transforming a rotation, dominating opposing batters and starring through his prime danced through the minds of respective front offices.

After being awarded one of the largest pitching contracts in the history of the sport, pressure will accompany Tanaka to the U.S.

How will he respond? Will the gigantic cash outlay equal the value Tanaka provides in New York? 

Here are seven predictions for Tanaka's career with the New York Yankees. 

 

*Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs, unless otherwise noted. All contract figures courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts

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