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Masahiro Tanaka, the prized Japanese right-handed pitcher is a Yankee. The price tag for the most sought after arm in some time, $155 million over seven years. Yet before you die hard Yankee faithful start planning your October victory parade, it's important to remember that Tanaka does not solve half your problems. Before you begin your hateful comment creation, let me explain. The 2014 Yankees are shaping up to be the IF team of the year.
It is true the Yanks had to sign Tanaka, considering their desperate needs for arms and their complete lack of interest in free agents like Bronson Arroyo and Matt Garza. However in signing the Japanese star they are continuing the very practice that put these dominant franchise in ruble just a few short months ago. Yankees GM Brian Cashman has been throwing the dough around at Ellsbury, McCann, Beltran and now Tanaka. Some impressive names indeed, yet it's amazing how quickly those who follow the team so closely are distracted.
Fact: Robinson Cano left the building. Jeter is well passed his prime, and ARod is gone.
Question: Who is to play the infield? Ryan, Johnson & Roberts?
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