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Monkey with a Halo:
The November 21st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels add three to 40-man roster, Kuroda signs with the Yankees, considering a trade for James Shields and much more...
The Story: The Angels added Brandon Sisk, Ryan Brasier and Travis Witherspoon to their 40-man roster in lieu of the Rule V Draft.
The Monkey Says: Sisk and Brasier both have shots of earning the final spots in the Angels bullpen out of spring training, though neither have much upside. Witherspoon, however, is a sleeper prospect who finally seems to be putting it together, so adding him to the roster was a must to prevent him from being plucked away.
The Story: Hiroki Kuroda has agreed to terms to return to the Yankees for 2013.
The Monkey Says: So much for Plan B. The Halos had supposedly been targeting Kuroda as a fallback option should they fail to re-sign Zack Greinke, but that obviously is off the table now. Who is Plan C? We have no idea, which is kind of scary.
The Story: Considering the idea of the Angels trading for James Shields.
The Monkey Says: I like Shields and would be in favor of adding him, but he is a glorified #3 starter. Shields struggles with consistency, but he misses bats and eats a ton of innings. However, my real problem with him is what it would cost the Angels to trade for him. The Halos and Rays match up well trade-wise, but a big part of that match is Peter Bourjos and the Angels now find themselves counting on him again, so he may not be expendable, at least no until they line up a replacement not named Vernon Wells.
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The Yankees have re-signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one year, $15 million deal. Earlier today, it was reported that Kuroda was likely to either return to the Bronx for 2013, or head back to Japan.
2012 was Kuroda's first with the Yankees, and he turned in another season that has been typical of his career since coming to America for the 2008 season. In 33 starts...
Hiroki Kuroda is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $15 million, one-year contract.
A person familiar with the negotiations said the right-hander reached the agreement Tuesday. The person was speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet final.
Kuroda, who turns 38 in February, was the Yankees' most consistent pitcher during the regular season...
Earlier Tuesday, there was a rumor floating around Twitter that B.J. Upton had signed a long-term contract with the Phillies. That turned out to be fake, or alternatively sent to the present from the presently unknowable future. There was also a rumor floating around Twitter that Hiroki Kuroda had signed a short-term contract with the Yankees. That turned out to be real, as Kuroda...
From Jayson Stark:If free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda pitches in the United States next season, it apparently will be for the New York Yankees.
The Yankees are now "very confident" they're going to sign the 37-year-old Kuroda, and believe he will either pitch for them or return to Japan, say agents and clubs that have spoken with them. Meanwhile, other teams...
NEW YORK (AP) Hiroki Kuroda is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $15 million, one-year contract.
Kuroda, who turns 38 in February, was the Yankees’ most consistent pitcher during the regular season. He went 16-11, tying for the team lead in wins, and led New York with 33 starts and 219 2-3 innings.
After losing six of his first nine decisions, he finished with a...
From Anthony DiComo:Hiroki Kuroda will be back with the Yankees next season on a one-year contract. The Yankees did not release details, but ESPN's Buster Olney reported the deal to be worth $15 million, plus incentives of less than $1 million.
Though Kuroda recently rejected the Yankees' one-year, $13 million qualifying offer, it was widely assumed that he was...
The New York Yankees took their first step toward restocking their
rotation Tuesday, re-signing free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda
to a one-year, $15 million contract, according to a major-league
After rumors that Hiroki Kuroda may prefer to return to Southern California, the Yankees are very confident that they will sign the veteran if he pitches in America in 2013, according to Jayson Stark. There is still a chance that Kuroda could return to his native Japan to finish out his career, but the non-Yankee [...]
The New York Yankees have signed pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year $15mm deal, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.
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Finally! Some news from Yankees Universe! I was really happy to hear last night that Hiroki Kuroda has been signed for 2013. He won't be pitching in LA or Japan next year after-all. Congratulations, Hirok.One down, several more to go. One of those several more is Mariano Rivera. I've already made my position clear on this blog that he should be given the same salary he...
Happy Thanksgiving, kids. I am thankful that we already know for sure that we will definitely see more Hiroki Kuroda next year. #HIROK mania. Feel free to answer the following Thanksgiving-related questions if you need a conversation starter. 1. Which Yankee are you most thankful for of the current team? 2. Which Yankee of any [...]
The week of Thanksgiving is usually pretty dead in the MLB offseason, but this year, we've actually had a solid amount of activity. A pair of pitchers went off the market and re-signed with their current teams: Jeremy Guthrie with the Royals, and Hiroki Kuroda with the Yankees. Keeping things in the AL East, the Blue Jays finally hired a manager: John Gibbons, who was their manager...