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Yankees Hot Stove: A Fernando feeling

On Super Bowl Sunday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that, “There’s a feeling that a team like the Yankees may pluck Rodney, or someone of his ilk, to ensure they have another closer in case Dave Robertson breaks down or isn’t up to the task.” With the seemingly questionable state of the Yankees bullpen, Carfardo’s sentiment […]

Yankees Hot Stove: Tweeting Tanaka

The New York Yankees got their man yesterday when they inked Masahiro Tanaka to a 7-year, $155 million deal. Fielding a postseason contending team is what Yankees fans are accustomed to having, and the fact that Hal Steinbrenner blew past his budget to get Tanaka has New Yorkers excited for baseball again. The whom, what […]

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: 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: The money tracker

Here is the 2014 New York Yankees payroll as it stands today. Now if you want to know if I included Alex Rodriguez paycheck, of course I did. Why wouldn’t I have? A-Rod’s suspension is not to blame for the Yankees payroll issues, and Yankees fans need to stop acting like it because they don’t […]