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    Tanaka and the Opt-Out

    Obviously, this is far down the road, but it is something that could be concerning. A lot can happen, but if Tanaka continues to pitch like the kind of ace he has been, it seems clear he'll opt out and go cash in on another mega contract. We've seen the opt-out cause what appears to be a potential mega problem with Sabathia, and while he and Tanka are both clearly different kinds of players, pitchers, etc, Tanaka will also have a huge amount of miles on his arm when he has the ability to opt-out. What do you want the Yankees to do when the time comes? Just something I've been thinking about and was wondering what others thought.

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    No clue what to do now. If he pitches like he is now obviously you extend him, but damn he's not even half way through year 1 yet. Let's just enjoy the ride haha

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    Too soon to really give my opinion on what they should do.

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    He has an opt out after the 2017 (?) season. Way too early to be thinking about this now.
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    What is the point of this thread? Start it in 2016.

    I said in the IGT that we're through start like 13 of 136 (if 34 a year), Jesus Christ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decimotox View Post
    What is the point of this thread? Start it in 2016.

    I said in the IGT that we're through start like 13 of 136 (if 34 a year), Jesus Christ.
    strange thread lol

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    Let him go after 4. See Fatty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goingfor28 View Post
    No clue what to do now. If he pitches like he is now obviously you extend him, but damn he's not even half way through year 1 yet. Let's just enjoy the ride haha
    Agreed way to soon to worry about it, were only what about 1/3 of the way through his 1st yr.... just on pure speculation and best cased scenario that he pitches like an ace for the next 3yr and avoids injury u have to extend him....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoYankee View Post
    Let him go after 4. See Fatty.
    Absolutely agreed...

    ...assuming Tanaka puts on 150lbs after going on the Captn-Crunch diet...
    We’re pointing out that these statistics breed false narratives, and we value the truth. This isn’t about replacing old numbers with new numbers, or attempting to dissuade anyone from enjoying the aesthetics of the game. It is simply about telling the average fan about the reality of what actually happened on the field. The “Holy Trinity” of baseball statistics fail at this most basic task, and so they are not worth deifying any longer. - Dave Cameron

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    Does he have a no trade clause? A smart team would deal him in the off season or trade deadline before the opt out. Cash out, get a bunch back and let another team commit the 7 year deal to a pitcher..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thump View Post
    Does he have a no trade clause? A smart team would deal him in the off season or trade deadline before the opt out. Cash out, get a bunch back and let another team commit the 7 year deal to a pitcher..
    In. If he's healthy, I give him a 3 yr extension after year 3. If that's no good, unload him.
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    It is good to see how Girardi is giving him plenty of rest with offdays and rainouts. He is getting a lot of 5 days of rest instead of 4 and hopefully this will keep him fresh all summer.....
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    Tanaka has a full no trade clause.

    Masahiro Tanaka

    11-1| 99.2 IP| 10.20 K/9| 1.44 BB/9| 0.90 HR/9| 1.99 ERA| 2.70 FIP| 2.32 xFIP| 2.9 fWAR

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    The guy will be 29 or 30. IF he stays healthy and IF he continues to be this good he would have to be extended, 6 years at $25 mil per I would imagine would get it done. Signed till he's 35, it's all about the IFs tho and that is where it gets complicated. What if he has a few minor injuries or his performance drops slightly? That is the only way resigning him or not could be questioned in my opinion.

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    This is a little too far down the road to be thinking about. Going to close this.

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