Tanaka Stays

The Yankees announced tonight that Masahiro Tanaka will not opt-out of his contract.

This to me is a good news/bad news situation. It’s good news because the Yankees don’t have to worry about filling his rotation spot in 2018. It’s bad news because I would bet he gets hurt sometime over the next three years.

This means the Yankees are projected to have a payroll of around $170-maillion, about $27-million below the luxury tax. That’s room to sign a decent free agent, but I hope they don’t. More on my ideas tomorrow.