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How Does Masahiro Tanaka Fit into Yankee Stadium, Powerful AL East?

class="ui-droppable">So, an interesting thing happened on Wednesday. The New York Yankees agreed to pay $175 million for a pitcher who's never thrown a pitch in the majors, and all they're asking him to do is conquer an extremely tough AL East while pitching primarily at Yankee Stadium.

It sounds like a recipe for disaster. But in reality, it probably won't be all bad. In fact, I figure it will be mostly good.

Just in case anybody missed Wednesday's news, Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com was the first to report that the Yankees had agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Add in the $20 million posting fee going to the Rakuten Golden Eagles, and you get $175 million.

That, for ...

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