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Can’t Buy Me Championships

It’s been a long-running thought in sports—particularly baseball—that the team with the most money always wins it all. While we know that’s not entirely true, those that spend freely and carelessly on talented players should be able to compete on a yearly basis. However, this wasn’t the case for the New York Yankees in 2014. Despite committing hundreds of millions of...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

5 International Players You Need To Know

In light of the recent Yasmany Tomas signing by the Diamondbacks, today’s list is all about international players who may very well have an impact on your 2014 fantasy season. Sometimes it’s a bit of a lottery pick, but other times these players become really great draft day values. Think about how great Jose Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka were last year, especially relative to...
Via Baseball Professor
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka Thoughts: Stay Well, Ma-Kun

Yesterday the YES Network posted a fun video about Masahiro Tanaka, in which they presented five facts they think you should know about the Yankees pitcher:1. He used to be a catcher.2. He has won a Japanese Gold Glove.3. He is a big fan of Momoiro Cover Z.4. His nickname in Japan was Ma-Kun.5. He and his wife were married in Hawaii.Pretty interesting. However, there is one more...
Via Lady At The Bat
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Get To Know This Year’s Foreign Imports: Japan

After yesterday’s look at Korean import possibilities, today we move on to a pair of Japanese pitchers. Remember, while in Korea, the old posting rules are in effect — MLB teams bid blindly, the KBO accepts one, and then the MLB team has exclusive negotiating rights for 30 days — things have changed in Japan. The NBP team sets a posting fee (capped this year at $20m) and then...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

High school pitcher Tomohiro Anraku tops Japanese draft

  High school pitching star Tomohiro Anraku was chosen first overall in Nippon Professional Baseball's amateur draft on Thursday and was headed to the former team of New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. The Yakult Swallows and Rakuten Eagles selected Anraku with the first and second picks respectively, and the Eagles won a lottery for the highly touted 17-year-old right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

High-schooler Anraku 1st in Japan baseball draft

TOKYO (AP) High school pitching star Tomohiro Anraku was chosen first overall in Nippon Professional Baseball's amateur draft on Thursday and was headed to the former team of New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. The Yakult Swallows and Rakuten Eagles selected Anraku with the first and second picks respectively, and the Eagles won a lottery for the highly touted 17-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tanaka lasts just 1 2-3 innings in shortest stint

BOSTON (AP) Masahiro Tanaka's shortest stint with the New York Yankees is over with two outs in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox. In his 20th major league start after an unbeaten season in Japan, Tanaka was charged with seven hits and seven runs, five of them earned Saturday. He struck out two and walked two. He was making his second start since missing 2 1-2 months...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka will start on Saturday against Red Sox

getty images Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to start against the Red Sox on Saturday. Tanaka returned to action on Sunday and allowed one run run over 5 1/3 innings of work as he struck out four Blue Jays. The Yankees had Tanaka limited to 70 pitches for Sunday’s game but he is expected to be allowed to throw 85 against the Red Sox. This will be the final outing of...
Via Tireball.com
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Tanaka Passes First Test In Return From Disabled List

That sudden gust of wind coming from the Bronx on Sunday afternoon was Yankees Universe, from the front office down to the fans, exhaling as Masahiro Tanaka walked off the mound with his right elbow still intact. As Bernadette pointed out yesterday, the real test will be how Tanaka feels in the days after his start, but it was a definite relief to see him back on a major league...
Via Lady At The Bat
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka successful in return from injury

Your browser does not support iframes. For the first time since July 8, New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka took the mound today. Tanaka, coming off of a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, had a good outing in his first action in over 10 weeks. Facing the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Tanaka got into a groove after giving up a first inning...
Via Sports-Glory
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tanaka gets win in return; Jeter delivers big hit as Yanks top Jays

  Masahiro Tanaka made a triumphant return from an elbow injury that sidelined him for 2 1/2 months and a rejuvenated Derek Jeter got yet another big hit on his final homestand, leading the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday. With fans in the crowd of 48,144 giving him standing ovations during every at-bat on the gray, overcast afternoon, Jeter went 2 for 4 and...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tanaka time: Yanks' ace scheduled to start Sunday

Yankee ace Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the DL in early July due to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and Tommy John surgery appeared to be in his future. Tanaka and the Yankees opted for rehab instead of the surgery, and Tanaka is now scheduled to return to the mound Sunday against the Blue Jays. As exciting as this sounds - and it is pretty cool to see Tanaka...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka likely to start vs. Blue Jays on Sunday

  Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the Japanese right-hander tentatively is set to start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another bullpen session before the start. ''He's pitching if he's OK,'' Girardi said before Tuesday night's game against Tampa...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi: Tanaka scheduled to return on Sunday

The New York Yankees will get a big return to their rotation when rookie Masahiro Tanaka returns to their rotation, and that is reportedly going to happen on Sunday. Jack Curry of the YES Network reported on Tuesday that manager Joe Girardi says Tanaka is set to return to the rotation on Sunday against the […]
Via Full Scale Sports
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka could pitch next weekend

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka may get his chance to pitch again this season when the Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays in the upcoming four-game series from September 18-21. Tanaka pitched a Minor League instructional game on Monday, throwing five scoreless innings. His return depends on how he feels on Tuesday says MLB.com's Bryan Hoch and Adam Berry.Masahiro Tanaka...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka tosses 5 scoreless innings in instructional league

  Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. Tanaka threw 65 pitches at Steinbrenner Field, allowing six hits and striking out four. His fastball reached 92 mph. "It feels good," Tanaka said through a translator. "I...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka throws five scoreless, Yankees lose simulated game

New York Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka tossed five innings of scoreless ball in a simulated game this afternoon, but as in real games, the Bombers went on to lose.Tanaka, who has been trying to avoid surgery for a partially torn UCL, threw 65 pitches and allowed six hits while striking out four batters according to multiple beat writers. YES reporter Meredith Marakovits reported...
Via Yankees Unscripted
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tanaka to pitch simulated game, eyes Yankees return Sept. 20 or 21

  Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is going to face minor leaguers in a simulated game Monday in what may be the final step of his rehabilitation from a partially torn elbow ligament. New York manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Tanaka felt good a day after a simulated game at Yankee Stadium. If all goes smoothly in Tampa, Fla., the Japanese All-Star could next pitch in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tanaka to face minor leaguers in simulated game

NEW YORK (AP) Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is going to face minor leaguers in a simulated game Monday in what may be the final step of his rehabilitation from a partially torn elbow ligament. New York manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Tanaka felt good a day after a simulated game at Yankee Stadium. If all goes smoothly in Tampa, Florida, the Japanese All-Star could...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka to pitch Instructional League game Monday, Yankees next

After a very good bullpen session in which he experienced little to no soreness, New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka will pitch in an Instructional League game at the Yankees' Minor League complex in Tampa, Florida, on Monday, September 15. Two Yankees beat writers have announced the news, one Tuesday night and one Wednesday afternoon.Remaining steps for Masahiro Tanaka: bullpen...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka throws sim game

Yankees Ace Masahiro Tanaka, who is working his way back from a partially torn UCL in his elbow, threw a 44-pitch simulated game on Tuesday, reports Wallace Matthews of ESPN. The Yankees are hoping he can pitch in a game before the regular season is over.Tanaka just completed 3 inning, 44 pitch sim good, said he felt good afterward— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) September 9...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tanaka feels strong after pitching off mound first time in 9 days

  Masahiro Tanaka threw a 34-pitch bullpen session Saturday in the first mound action since Aug. 28. The New York Yankees pitcher hasn't appeared in a game since July 8 because of a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He felt general soreness on Aug. 29, a day after throwing 49 pitches in a simulated game. Tanaka said he felt stronger Saturday than...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tanaka pitches off mound for 1st time since Aug 28

NEW YORK (AP) Masahiro Tanaka threw a 34-pitch bullpen session Saturday in the first mound action since Aug. 28. The New York Yankees pitcher hasn't appeared in a game since July 8 because of a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He felt general soreness on Aug. 29, a day after throwing 49 pitches in a simulated game. Tanaka said he felt stronger Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankess Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka to throw bullpen

The New York Yankees announced that Masahiro Tanaka will throw  a bullpen session Saturday at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.#454514038 / gettyimages.comLast week, Tanaka was sent back after he was diagnosed with arm fatigue by the Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. He aims to repair his partially torn right ulnar collateral ligament. Tanaka was experiencing soreness after...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Tanaka to throw bullpen session on Saturday

Top Stories The New York Yankees ace pitcher might not be done yet. Masahiro Tanaka has not pitched in a game since playing the Tribe on July 7th. He was experiencing elbow inflammation after the game and was placed on the 15-day DL the next day. At the time of injury, he was one of the best pitchers in the American League as he was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA and 135 strikeouts. He...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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