You're a 30-something year old free agent starting pitcher looking for a job for the 2014 season. A whirlwind of signings have already occurred, yet your name is still firmly planted on the big board of unsigned names.
Perplexed, you take a second to consider why this is happening. You seem to have an above-average track record for nearly a decade at the Major League level. Heck, you've even thrown a no-hitter and have multiple years of playoff experience under your belt.
"Why am I still unemployed?" you ask to the heavens.
And the heavens respond with two simple words: "Masahiro Tanaka."