Angels may go after Ma-Kun from Japan!
This guy makes Yu Darvish look like Joe Blanton. He is without a doubt one of the best pitchers in Japan for the past since I was born years. Get him!
The Los Angeles Angels recently scouted Masahiro Tanaka and are considering a pursuit of the undefeated Japanese pitcher this offseason the Los Angeles Times reported.
The Angels had a scout in Japan last week to watch Tanaka who could cost the team a posting fee of $25 million according to the paper.
Tanaka set a Japanese professional baseball record for consecutive victories in a season by winning his 21st straight decision last Friday.
Angels starters entered Tuesday with a 4.37 ERA the eighth-worst mark in the majors and Jason Vargas Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson all are scheduled to be free agents this offseason.
Tanaka improved to 21-0 with a complete-game win in the Rakuten Eagles' 6-2 victory over the Orix Buffaloes. The previous record of 20 was set in 1957 by Kazuhisa Inao.
The last time Tanaka took a loss was Aug. 19 2012. Since then the right-hander has won 25 straight one more than the Major League Baseball mark set by Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants in 1936-37.
Many in Japan are suggesting that Tanaka 24 will pursue an MLB career after the season a move that would make him the most sought-after Japanese export since Yu Darvish.
List of negative Lakers fans to watch out for this upcoming season on these forums. Even with Steve Nash or D12, they'd find something to complain about: