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The Dodgers and the pursuit of Japanese pitching star Masahiro Tanaka
The Dodgers and the pursuit of Japanese pitching star Masahiro Tanaka

This is the place where I would like to share my incredible personal connections to reveal the Dodgers’ double-secret plans to snare Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Alas, there is none to offer. But, come on, does this not look like the most obvious move since Brad Pitt sidled up to Angelina Jolie? If the Dodgers’ new ownership taught us one thing in the last year, it’s that they are not afraid to spend in the international market. The fact that they gambled on Hyun-Jin Ryu ($36 million) and Yasiel Puig ($42 million) last year and won, only figures to encourage their international efforts. They’ve already spent on Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero ($28...

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