Masahiro Tanaka

After months of speculation, there was finally a resolution to the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes. Although the Dodger offered more than $100 million, the Japanese pitcher ultimately decided to sign with the New York Yankees.

With the Dodgers still looking for another pitcher, it was revealed that the organization wasn’t exactly sold on Tanaka. While everyone will have to wait and see how he does this season, Dodgers president Stan Kasten shared that everyone thought “it was nuts” when he signed Yasiel Puig to a seven-year, $42 million contract.

With another busy week ahead as Hanley Ramirez extension talks intensify, here are the biggest stories from this past week:

Dodgers and four other teams make formal offers for Masahiro Tanaka

Dodgers express interest in Jaye Chapman

Hanley Ramirez extension talks are in “early stages”

President Stan Kasten says Matt Kemp is completely recovered

Matt Kemp’s agent says opening day is in question

Masahiro Tanaka decides to sign with the Yankees

Dodgers made over $100 million offer to Tanaka 

Jim Bowden predicts Dodgers will sign Bronson Arroyo

Dodgers organization wasn’t sold on Tanaka 

Kasten says peers thought Yasiel Puig deal was “nuts” 


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Dan Duangdao was a contributing writer for Dodgers Nation. Follow him on Twitter @DanDuangdao

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