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01-23-2014, 12:11 AM
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Tanaka is effectively being paid $36 Million per year over 7

The Yankees will shell out $175 million for Tanaka -- $155 million in salary plus the $20 million posting fee. But that's not all. The signing also pushes New York past the $189 million tax threshold, which means a 50 percent tax on the overage. That means Tanaka's salary (if you choose to isolate it and the team remains well above the threshold) effectively gets taxed as much as $77.5 million, bringing the potential effective cost of signing Tanaka to as much as $252.5 million.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb...w-york-yankees

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