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Yankees Hot Stove: Masahiro Tanaka Christmas present

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Bronx,  not a batter was swinging in the Yankees clubhouse. The gloves were hung by the bullpen with care, in hopes that Masahiro Tanaka soon would be there. When what to my wondering eyes should appear? ESPN breaking news saying this pitcher was now coming here. So I’m prancing […]

Yankees Hot Stove: Tootles Tanaka

The New York Times reported yesterday that the Rakuten Golden Eagles will not be posting Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka even though he has stated his wish to come to play in the United States. Nothing has been made official but according to the article, the Golden Eagles are going to double or triple Tanaka’s current $4 million salary […]

Yankees Hot Stove: 4 reasons proving Yankees aren’t big on Cano and his father agrees

The New York Yankees are trying to pull a fast one again about their desire to sign homegrown, All-Star Robinson Cano. As it was just reported that Robbie’s father, Jose Cano told the New York Daily News, “The Yankees don’t seem to want him.” Papa Cano’s comment came around the same time that news of […]

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 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 […]

Yankees Hot Stove: Hasta la vista Phil Hughes

Finally, my nemesis Phil Hughes is no longer a New York Yankee. https://twitter.com/account/suspended My tumultuous relationship Hughes is no big secret, as I have made a blog out of regularly tearing him to shreds. Ok so maybe I am being dramatic, but Hughes has indisputably been a favorite subject featured in some of my most […]

Yankees Hot Stove: 4 reasons to welcome Brian McCann to the Bronx

Finally, the New York Yankees made their first significant move this offseason by signing catcher Brian McCann to a 5-year, $85 million dollar deal with an option for a sixth. Brian McCann will be in pinstripes. The Yankees just grabbed the All-Star catcher for 5 years … $85 million: http://t.co/AITRPPtSaH — ESPN (@espn) November 24, […]