Well, that was an interesting way to wake up this fine California morning. For better or worse, the Yanks won the Tanaka lottery paying dearly for the privilege, naturally. Will he be Yu Darvish or Kei Igawa? Or best of all, Hiroki Kuroda, whose career has been so enduring? I’m going to think positively and figure that he’ll be a great fit for New York. (As I said, I just woke up; I’m always in a good mood first thing in the am.) I know his wife will love NY, minus the current weather. With $155 million, she can buy a lovely estate in CT or Westchester and shop at Bergdorf’s and Neiman’s 24/7 and dine at the best restaurants. What’s not to like? Plus, the Yankees already have a translator or two on staff and both Kuroda and Ichiro (and Matsui when he visits) to smooth the transition. Exciting!