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Why Masahiro Tanaka Deal Is Great Business for the New »

Start spreading the news, New Yorkers.   FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reports that Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees on Wednesday morning.   The Yankees did the right thing by pursuing a potential ace, and here’s why.   Adding a player of [...]

7 Predictions for Masahiro Tanaka’s MLB Career »

The New York Yankees have landed their man, reported Andrew Marchand of ESPN. For the grand total of $175 million (with the $20 million posting fee included), Masahiro Tanaka is headed to the Bronx, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.With the Tanaka sweepstakes complete, the real fun begins for both player and team. As seemingly half the league [...]

Twitter Reacts to Masahiro Tanaka Reportedly Signing »

The MLB offseason has been a wild one thus far with plenty of big names switching locales, but perhaps the most intriguing free agent of all was Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka. The potential superstar is on the market no longer, though, as he has agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees, according to Ken Rosenthal of [...]

How CC Sabathia Can Fix What Went Wrong in Nightmare »

Things went from bad to ugly for CC Sabathia in 2013. In spite of logging 200 or more innings for the seventh straight season, the 33-year-old posted a disconcerting 4.78 ERA (4.10 FIP) and allowed a career-high 28 home runs. Sabathia’s forgettable 2013 campaign also marked the third consecutive season in which the 13-year veteran endured a [...]

How Important Is Mark Teixeira’s Health to the »

Last season is one that Mark Teixeira and Yankees' fans would just as soon forget.  When "Tex" hurt his wrist while preparing for the World Baseball Classic 2013, it became a lost cause. The Yankees never really adequately made up for the injury, and it was the first in a series of key setbacks the team experienced in recording its lowest win [...]

Baseball’s New Drug Problem: What to Do After »

The 162-game penalty meted out by baseball's arbitrator barely registered, but the 60 Minutes piece with Tony Bosch seems to have shaken baseball fans. Seeing a snake-oil salesman telling his story made many wonder why several of baseball's biggest stars, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, would trust him with their careers. The better [...]

Pros and Cons of Yankees Buying Out A-Rod’s »

It's the $61 million question: Should the New York Yankees buy out the rest of Alex Rodriguez's contract and make him go away? The embattled star third baseman's initial 211-game suspension was trimmed down, but Rodriguez will still be forced to sit out all 162 games of the 2014 season, plus any playoff games should the Yankees return to [...]

Updating Yankees’ Top 5 Backup Plans If They »

The New York Yankees need starting pitching. Unfortunately for them, this happens to be a less than ideal offseason for a team to find itself in that position. Sure, Masahiro Tanaka is out there, and the Yankees are reportedly after him, per Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, but even the pursuit of a Japanese star is no longer tilted in the [...]

Are the Yankees Showing Too Much Faith in Derek »

Over the last two decades, the New York Yankees have put the fate of their franchise in Derek Jeter's hands. Now, as the 39-year-old enters the twilight of his career, the team is asking its captain to do something only three shortstops in the history of the sport have done: profile as an everyday shortstop as a 40-year-old. From 1996 through [...]

New York Yankees Rumors: Buying or Selling the Latest »

While "busy" might be the best word to describe the offseason for the New York Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman, "hectic" is probably the best word to describe the upcoming month leading up to when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. The Yankees are still a team with several holes to fill. The starting rotation needs work, as [...]

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