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MASAHIRO TANAKA RUMORS

Sabathia, Tanaka feel ‘good’ and Yankees hope that’s enough

The Yankees’ rotation could be pretty much back to normal by next week. CC Sabathia threw another bullpen session Wednesday and proclaimed himself ready to go for a Saturday start in Boston. Masahiro Tanaka threw off flat ground for the first time since landing on the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation, and if his scheduled...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

WATCH: Yankees fall to Red Sox on Saturday, 10-5, also deal with pitcher injuries

SNY's Sweeny Murti breaks down the action from the New York Yankees' 10-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, and GM Brian Cashman discusses the injuries to starting pitchers CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka.
Via SNY
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees’ Jordan Montgomery hit in head with baseball during batting practice

The New York Yankees got a rather big scare on Saturday after pitcher Jordan Montgomery was hit with a baseball during batting practice.YES Network caught the video of Montgomery being hit in the head by an errant line drive during batting practice. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Montgomery appears to be okay. It’s been a rough week for the Yankees, who have lost six...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How balancing the books revitalized the Yankees

How did the New York Yankees, of all teams, become the hottest young team rising through the ranks of baseball?Yet while still capable of making the big splash, they have instead largely turned away from cannonballing into the big-name acquisition pool with the type of reckless abandon that was synonymous with "The Yankee Way" for so long. Instead, they have quietly transformed from...
Via Yardbarker
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka’s Daylight Problem

Is there anyone having a weirder season than Masahiro Tanaka? Dude is in the top fifteen when it comes to strikeouts minus walks, and yet he’s got an ERA over five. He’s been better recently! And he’s done it by… refusing to throw fastballs. Despite this wrinkle, he’s still giving up nearly two home runs per game. We haven’t even gotten to the weird day/night splits,...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five biggest deals of the 2017 MLB trade deadline

A good trade at the MLB trade deadline can turn a good team into a World Series winner. There is, after all, a long history of teams swinging deadline deals for pieces that helped them win a World Series; the Cubs added Aroldis Chapman, the Royals grabbed Ben Zobrist, and so on.One of these deals could certainly put someone over the top and help them to a championship.Here are the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Five MLB pitchers who need to find their mojo

One of the many things non-fans find to complain about the MLB season is its length. For them, 162 games followed by the postseason is too much to follow. That makes sense. If you don’t like the game, that is a whole lot of baseball. But if you do, it is not hard to see at least one significant benefit to such a long season.Football teams can struggle for half the season and be...
Via Sportsnaut
July 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

There is an unprecedented amount of parity around the MLB this year, with four divisional races that look primed to go the distance and a wild card scene that is wide open on both sides of the league gates. To that extent, there are a handful of key contributors mixed into this wide-spanning pennant race in the making who could stand to pick it up personally. Which players can kick...
Via Yardbarker
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy apologizes via Twitter for Tanaka comments

Boston Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to apologize for critical comments about New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka’s use of a translator during visits to the mound.“I sincerely apologize to those who were offended by my comments during the telecast last night,” Remy wrote. Remy’s apology follows statements on behalf of the Boston Red Sox...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Red Sox, NESN issue statements on Remy’s Tanaka comments

The Boston Red Sox organization and NESN have issued statements regarding NESN analyst Jerry Remy’s comments criticizing New York Yankee pitcher Masahiro Tanaka’s use of a translator.A Red Sox spokeswoman made the team’s stance clear on what Remy said during Tuesday broadcast of the Red Sox-Yankees game. A more thorough statement was also issued by NESN.“Relative to last...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss
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