Rangers’ manager Ron Washington on the Yankees’ acquisition of Tanaka:

“Well, that’s the Yankees (laughs). Is anyone surprised? No. They about winning, and they will do whatever they have to do, because they’ve always done it in the past. They needed pitching. He was the best pitcher on the market. They got him. Now hypothetically, I’d be patting the general manager on the back if I was over there … I’m always nervous when you play the Yankees, because they got a tradition of winning, and they figure out ways to do it.”

This was basically an excuse to post this picture from 2010: