Is the maximum posting fee really only $20 now? That's fantastic to hear honestly. I would definitely make a push for Tanaka now. His actual price may rise a bit from the low posting fee, but this is a young, elite pitcher that would be the Orioles' best pitcher right now. He'd sign without draft pick compensation or having to trade Baltimore's prospects.
Who would rather sign #3 Ervin Santana to four years/$60MM with draft pick compensation or #2 Masahiro Tanaka for six years/$72MM(posting free included) with no draft pick compensation?
Please go for it!
1) Sign Tanaka
2) Sign Chris Capuano
3) Trade JJ Hardy for salary relief and prospects
4) Sign Eric Chavez for platoon at third base with Danny Valencia
5) Sign Left-Handed Platoon(Nate McLouth, Chris Coghlan, Chris Dickerson, Brennan Boesch) in left field with Steve Pearce.
6) Recieve Miles Head as PTBNL in Jim Johnson trade
7) Sign Jayson Nix for middle infield insurance
8) Find a cheap way to platoon two players at DH. Maybe Steve Clevenger
is the majority platoon partner??