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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
13 days ago  |  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

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

Is this the end for Hiroki Kuroda and the New York Yankees?

All season long, the New York Yankees have been waiting to race with all their horses. And just when it looked like the barn was finally healthy, their thoroughbred has gone lame. Hiroki Kuroda has faltered for the first time all season. Hiroki Kuroda, the team’s de facto ace since April, has stunningly fallen apart in his past two starts. After pitching brilliantly for four and...
Via isportsweb.com
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees: Kuroda’s consistency continues

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo credit: Keith Allison) In a season where the New York Yankees have been plagued by injuries and sub par performances, one player has stood out among the rest. And that would be starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who dazzled once again last night up in the Bronx. Kuroda lead his Yankees to a 2-1 win over the Angels, throwing eight innings, giving up just three hits...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
August 13, 2013  |  1 Comment

Yankeetorial: Hiroki Kuroda is my hero

This I believe:5. God, where would we be without Hiroki Kuroda? He's started 22 games, and kept us in all but a few. I cannot help but think we would have lost 15 to 20 of those games. (He's 11-6.) Spin eight wins into eight losses, and we would be with Minnesota, Chicago and Houston, among the worst teams in baseball. This would have been the year of Chris Bootcheck...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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