The Yankees' signing of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has Tony Massarotti thinking they'll finish ahead of the Red Sox this season.
"I like what they've got going," Massarotti said on Felger & Mazz on 98.5 The Sports Hub. "I think there going to finish ahead of the Red Sox."
So, the Yanks are his pick to win the AL East?
"I haven't thought enough about that," Massarotti said. "I haven't looked at all the other teams."
Still, the addition of Tanaka, 25, a righthander who was 24-0 in Japan last year, and the new-look C.C. Sabathia ("Have you seen those pictures?" Mazz asked in reference to the much more svelte southpaw) have Massarotti definitively stating: "The Yankees will be better than the Red Sox in 2014."