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Tanaka would be a major coup for the Mariners. (Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Mariners Should Stay Committed, Go For Tanaka

Acquiring Tanaka could cost $80-100 million in total, and the club still has other needs on top of starting pitching, but signing Japan’s best available arm would be another huge step away from the bowels of mediocrity and toward the light of winning baseball, even in the competitive American League West.

1090 The Fan–12/16/2013