Nippon Professional Baseball
The Yankees are among the team interested in Tanaka, who was a Japan League record 24-0 in the regular season. He then closed out Game 7 as the Eagles won the Japan Series.
The ultimate showman from Japan-slash-Seattle and the Beatles of baseball. It’s as if Jimi Hendrix picked up his guitar and suddenly joined “The Fab Four.”
Some Yankees fans have expressed outrage, but Brian Cashman has kept the organization’s best interests at heart by waiting for the right deal.
According to WFAN’s Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees won exclusive rights to sign Japanese All-Star shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima. The Yankees now have a 30-day window to complete the signing process.