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
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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