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1. YANKEES Freed from most of their $25-million
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1. YANKEES
Freed from most of their $25-million commitment to A-Rod for 2014, the Yankees can throw big bucks at Tanaka and possibly stay under the $189-million luxury-tax threshold. Usually, if all that stands between the Yankees and a player is money, the player ends up in the Bronx. |(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

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Handicapping the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes

Newsday's Anthony Rieber handicaps the race for righthander Masahiro Tanaka, who must sign with an MLB team by Jan. 24 before his rights revert back his Japanese team.