The competition for Masahiro Tanaka 

January, 7, 2014
Jan 7
1:20
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The Rakuten Eagles confirmed Christmas Day that star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka would be made available via the posting system. Now that the holidays are over, the race to land the Japanese right-hander has begun in earnest, and as is the case with many elite free agents, the conversation involves the New York Yankees.