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Hiroki Kuroda has made more difficult transitions than switching from the National League to the American League.

New York Yankees: 2012 starting rotation two down and three to go

Kuroda on the mound as a Dodger. Image via Wikipedia It is no secret that the New York Yankees main focus this Spring Training is to figure out the 2012 starting pitching rotation. Up to now, skipper Joe Girardi has only confirmed the obvious, that ace CC Sabathia will be the Yankees’ Opening Day starter vs. the Tampa Bay Rays, on April 6th at Tropicana Field. Now you can add...

Yankees P Kuroda to be paired with C Martin

New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will have a familiar face as his personal catcher this season. Kuroda, who was signed as a free agent, will be paired with catcher Russell Martin, a teammate of his for three seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 37-year-old Kuroda spent his last four seasons with Los Angeles after pitching 11 seasons in Japan. He went 13-16 with a 3.07...

Cashman: Yankees still big spenders

New York general manager Brian Cashman says even with planned payroll cuts that the Yankees will still outspend everyone else in baseball. ''That's not going to change,'' Cashman said on Friday. ''We're still the Yankees. We're still going to be there for our fan base and try to make sure every year is a year that they have legitimate hope that...

Yanks need aging stars to produce

They call it the young man's game and for good reason. The post-steroids industry has fallen in love with run-prevention, which is to say, pitching-and-defense is the new three-run HR. Every GM has the same prototype of the ideal asset, too: under 30 and under contract control. Look no further than the Rays for a vision of the future. But that doesn't mean everyone is following...

Jeter: Valentine 'must be bored over there'

In reaction to Valentine's criticism of his 2001 ALDS flip play at the plate, Derek Jeter thinks Bobby is just bored, so he has to stir some crap up to pass the time. ESPN New York: "I'm indifferent, really," Jeter said on Wednesday in regards to comments Valentine made regarding the famous "flip play" Jeter made at home plate against the Oakland...

Russell Martin Cycles Along The Mini Path To Catcherdom and My Collection.

A quick post today. I picked up a new and numbered Russell Martin off of the Bay for 25 cents plus two seventy-five to ship it my way. Checking in at a short-printed /99, I'll take that three George Washington deal any day of the week.It's a mini, it's numbered (33/99), and it's a brand-spanking new Russ Martin. That's what I call a winning combination! I'...

Yanks' Steinbrenner aims to trim payroll to $189M in coming years

New York Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Thursday it is his goal to lower the team's payroll to $189 million over the next few years.

Hal Steinbrenner plans to lower Yankees' payroll (Yahoo! Sports)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says it's his goal to lower the team's payroll to $189 million over the next few years.

A-Rod, Jeter not taking bait over Valentine's jabs (Yahoo! Sports)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) On the final day of February, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were dragged into the first Yankees-Red Sox stir of the year.

A-Rod, Jeter not taking bait

Alex Rodriguez laughed off Bobby Valentine's comments about his 2004 scrap with Jason Varitek, then made a brief statement and ducked through the crowd of reporters surrounding his locker.

Jeter: Bobby V 'must be bored' to stir pot

To Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, the words of Bobby Valentine are one big shrug of the shoulders.
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