LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – In this crucible of rumors, unique is the case of Masahiro Tanaka, who may or may not be coming to Major League Baseball this season, depending on who's doing the whispering. There is the National League official who believes he is coming and the American League executive who believes he isn't and many more, split almost evenly down the middle.
The will-he-or-won't-he question may find resolution in the next couple of days. Sources told Yahoo Sports that Yozo Tachibana, president of the Rakuten Golden Eagles, plans to arrive at the winter meetings here on Tuesday. His appearance may lend clarity to Rakuten's plan of whether to accept a $20 million posting fee for the right-hander's transfer to an MLB team this offseason or reject it and rob the pitching market of its jewel.
Confusion over Tanaka's immediate future is borne of a carefully crafted plan in which he has not Read More »from Masahiro Tanaka's status remains one of the big mysteries of the winter meetings