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Dec 11, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Rakuten Golden Eagles president Yozo Tachibana (right) walks through the lobby during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Tachibana has decided to allow Masahiro Tanaka (not pictured) to sign with a MLB team now that Nippon Professional Baseball and the MLB have agreed on a $20 Million maximum posting bid. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Masahiro Tanaka Finally Posted

Here’s the good stuff. This is why I think the Mariners are not done spending. I think they are in on Tanaka. I think they have a great chance of signing him and I think even if they lose out on him, this allows the other free agent chips – Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana – to start falling and the M’s will get one of them.

Even New York writers think the Mariners will make a go for Tanaka.

With the Dodgers, Yankees and Twins among the teams thought to be in on Tanaka, this process could take us right up to the January 24th deadline.

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