Major League Baseball fans and executives finally found what they were looking for under the Christmas tree.

The news that Masahiro Tanaka is headed west.

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles president Yozo Tachibana met with the ace pitcher Wednesday morning and the team agreed to allow him to make the jump to the major leagues via the posting system, even though changes to the system (including a cap on posting fees) mean less money for Rakuten in the long run.