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HIROKI KURODA RUMORS

Yankees expect Hiroki Kuroda to pitch next season

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is expected pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to play in 2015. Set to turn 40 in February, Kuroda is reportedly considering retirement. However after posting a 3.71 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a 146/35 K/BB ratio over 199 innings for the Yankees in 2014 one can see why he would return for another season. Cashman on Hiroki Kuroda: "I’d be surprisedâ€...
Via Tireball.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Sherman says it (He said it last August too): "Maybe these Yanks would be better off getting clobbered by the lowly White Sox this weekend, having their fate fully defined and taking advantage of pitching needs with the Angels and Dodgers to see if t

It's what we all know: If the Yankees last August had accepted their dismal, starkly apparent, also-ran fate, imagine the implications for 2014.1. No trade for Alfonso Soriano, who through July sat in our bellies like a State Fair deep-fried pat of butter.2. We could have traded Robby Cano for a front-line prospect, or maybe three. If we scored a young 2B, we would have been...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Cliff Lee edition

S.O.S.! Four starting pitchers down.The New York Yankees NEED, I repeat NEED at least one GOOD pitcher to help them through the rest of the season. Tanaka’s out, Pineda’s out, Sabathia’s out, Nova’s out. That leaves Hiroki Kuroda left of the starting five. General manager Brian Cashman has already made two small trades, Arizona Diamondbacks’ Brandon McCarthy and Oakland...
Via isportsweb.com
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kuroda The Victim In Yankees First RISP Fail Of The Season

Though the starting pitching was better last night it wasn't perfect. Too bad, because it needed to be perfect in order for the Yankees to win.  It wasn't perfect and, as a result, the Yankees remain winless so far in this young season.This young season reminds me of a few years ago when there was a huge problem regarding runners in scoring position (RISP). Last night&...
Via Lady At The Bat
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Spotlight: Hiroki Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda hit free agency after the 2012 season and many thought he would retire and/or return to his homeland of Japan. However, he signed a one year deal for 2013 and had a respectable season. Fast forward to free agency 2013 and there was Kuroda once again contemplating retirement. But it still wasn’t in the cards, he signed on for one more year in the pinstripes. Kuroda...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Need Tanaka

Well, a week ago all indications pointed towards the Rakuten Golden Eagles team not posting and not allowing right-handed stud Masahiro Tanaka to become available to MLB teams. Masahiro Tanaka would be a great pick-up for the New York Yankees (photo credit: AP Photo/Kyodo News) MLB and the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan agreed on a new posting system earlier this month...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees to re-sign Hiroki Kuroda

While the Yankees and the rest of the baseball world reacts to Robinson Cano‘s mega deal with Seattle, the Yankees made an important move that helps their anemic pitching staff. According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, New York finalized a deal with Hiroki Kuroda for one year at $16 million. Kuroda could earn an extra $500K in incentives; $250K each for reaching 190 and 210 innings...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Hot Stove: 2 reasons to let Kuroda walk

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York is reporting that the New York Yankees have made a one-year offer to pitcher Hiroki Kuroda with hopes that he will stay in Hiroki Kuroda (Photo credit: Keith Allison) the Bronx for another season instead of retiring or going to pitch back in Japan. The number is unknown, but it has to be higher than the $14.1 million qualifying offer that Kuroda turned...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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