Masahiro Tanaka isn’t going anywhere. The 29-year-old has had an up-and-down career for the Yankees, but dazzled down the stretch. Particularly in the postseason.
Now, Tanaka is deciding to stick around. For now. Over the next three seasons, he is guaranteed $67 million. So instead of testing his value, he will honor the next three seasons.
Unless the Yankees decide to trade him before that, of course. But for the time being, Tanaka is staying in New York.
Last season, the righty would put up some of his worst numbers statistically. This includes a 4.74 ERA, 4.31 FIP and 3.66 DRA. Of course, his walk rate would rise to a career-high 5.5 percent. But his strikeout numbers also would increase—just over five percent.
So, is this good news for Yankees fans?