The winner of the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes is the New York Yankees, who have reportedly signed the Japanese pitcher to a seven-year $155 million contract, increasing their World Series odds with yet another big signing.
The Tanaka signing has given Bronx Bombers' World Series futures a real boost at Carbonsports.ag, jumping up to 12/1 from 20/1, while at Sportsbook.ag, their odds improved to 15/1 from 20/1.
Fox Sports reported the latest deal for the Yanks, who have returned to their big spending ways this offseason. They have now spent a combined $438 million on outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran, catcher Brian McCann and now Tanaka.
The 25-year-old Tanaka makes the move to Major League Baseball after an incredible season in Japan, where he went 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, as the Pacific League MVP for the Japan Series champion Rakuten Golden Eagles.