Wells is owed $21 million in 2014, $2.5 of which the Yankees are on the hook for. And luckily that money will not count toward to team’s payroll, as every penny is being counted at this point. Continue reading ‘Yankees say adios to Wells’ »
English: A-Rod in 2007. Español: A-Rod en 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Personally, I do not want A-Rod to serve anytime away from the New York Yankees, but the likelihood of him getting fully absolved is slim.
Still, the punishment, for what I am not exactly sure still, cannot be any longer than 65-games, if even . That is what Ryan Braun just served for shamelessly lying, and weaseling his way out of a failed urine test but not because the results were wrong.
Braun’s dishonesty destroyed lives.
I remember listening to Braun’s winded acceptance speech for winning the 2011 NL MVP award, only to find out later that he had known the test results before receiving the honor. That award belonged to Matt Kemp, but Braun did not care and neither did MLB.
Braun affirmed that, “I came to the realization that it was time to come to grips with the truth. I was never presented with baseball’s evidence against me, but I didn’t need to be, because I knew what I had done.”
Is anyone else sick of hearing rumors about where Masahiro Tanaka is going to land?
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The New York Yankees know that they need to land this 25-year old Japanese phenom.
Yes, signing a pitcher who has never faced MLB hitters is risky. And the Yankees know this first hand after signing Kei Igawa back in 2007 to a five-year, $46 million contract. Igawa played in just 16-games at the Major League level before being exiled to the Yankees farm system where he stayed.
But the Igawa excuse is old, and Yankees fans are sick of watching these stars help competitors win. And Tanaka way more Darvish, than Igawa and the overall consensus is that this guy is the real deal.
As of today, the Yankees starting rotation is headlined by CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda. Sabathia is coming off the worst season in his career, and Kuroda is 39-years old so expecting more than he gave in 2013 is a stretch.
The Yankees can’t afford a second straight year out of the playoffs, as New York fans do not want to watch another 85-win season or another dark October.
Ratings took a dive last season in both game attendance and on TV, as The Wall Street Journal reported that the Yankees tool a $58 million loss in ticket sales. You can bet that number will only inflate if Tanaka is not donning the pinstripes.