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Yankees: My season preview struggles

For the first time since I started LadyLovesPinstripes.com back in 2009, I cannot get a feel for the how the New York Yankees will fair in the upcoming season. I should be starting my 2014 team preview and prediction, but instead I am struggling somewhere between distrust and devotion. The hopes of this team are […]

Yankees Hot Stove: The Tanaka impact

The suspense of what team will eventually sign Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka is baseball’s biggest storyline to start the New Year. And it is no secret that the New York Yankees need Tanaka’s service badly. As of today, the Yankees starting rotation is headlined by CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda. Sabathia is coming off the […]

Yankees Hot Stove: Tanaka or bust

Finally…. Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka has stated he wants to pitch in MLB in 2014. Here we go: Masahiro Tanaka says he wants to pitch in MLB in 2014 http://t.co/NqOhg28rkF — Ben Badler (@BenBadler) December 17, 2013 Rumor has it that MLB teams are expecting Tanaka to be posted later this week. And New York […]

Yankees Hot Stove: Adios Cano. Bienvenido Beltran.

The New York Yankees response to losing Robinson Cano, who accepted a 10-year, $240 million to be a Seattle Mariner, was to go out and sign All-Star, veteran Carlos Beltran. The Yankees inked the 36-year old switch-hitting, outfielder to a three season, $45 million deal. No doubt Beltran brings a power bat to the line-up. As over […]

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: Granderson, Cano and Kuroda who should take the qualifying offer

The New York Yankees made a three qualifying offers this past week to Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano and Hiroki Kuroda. This means each of their free agents were offered a one-year, $14.1 million deal for 2014 seasonbut it also guarantees if any of the three sign elsewhere the Yankees a receive a compensatory draft pick between the first […]