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Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka and Tommy John

Yankees Ivan Nova, Mets Matt Harvey, Rays Matt Moore, Diamondbacks Patrick Corbin, Braves Kris Medlen, Mets Bobby Parnell, Rangers Martin Perez, and now Yankees Masahiro Tanaka can be added to this list. The names above are just a few recent pitchers who suffered a partial ligament tear in their throwing elbow; and minus Tanaka, all […]

Yankees: Tanaka – Tanaka – Tanaka

Is anyone else sick of hearing rumors about where Masahiro Tanaka is going to land? 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 […]

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: 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: 3 meat-and-potatoes reasons not to sign Japan’s Masahiro Tanaka

The latest New York Yankees rumor gathering major momentum is the team’s heavy interest in a 24-year old, righty from Japan named Masahiro Tanaka. For most Yankees fans the memory of signing another Japanese pitcher after the Kei Igawa disaster is terrifying. In case you don’t know or care not to remember, the Yankees signed […]

Yankees: Dan Johnson starting at first base are you kidding me

Dan Johnson is best known as the ‘hero’ from infamous Wild Card Wednesday, as he hit the tying home run to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees to get into the 2011 playoffs. But that is about it, as Johnson is kind of like a David Tyree of baseball. The Yankees […]