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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: 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 […]

New York Yankees fate hangs on Phil Hughes tonight

Hiroki Kuroda had a solid night on the mound, as he limited the Rangers to just two earned runs but unfortunately the Yankees bats got shut out by his opponent Yu Darvish. I called this outcome yesterday, as the Yankees line-up has a history of struggling when facing a pitcher for the first time but to his […]

New York Yankees: Why Rangers Yu has advantage over Bombers

MLB fans worldwide can thank April showers in the Northeast for giving them the most anticipated pitching match-up so far this season because this one that was not supposed to happen. As the Yankees Japanese pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will now face his fellow countryman Rangers Yu Darvish in the second game of this three game set […]

2012 MLB Team Preview: Texas Rangers

Down in Arlington, Texas the last two years have proven to be optimistic yet frustrating. Last season marked the Rangers second consecutive, yet unsuccessful trip to the World Series. The franchise had never gotten past the ALDS before 2010, so winning two consecutive American League pennants in their first two visits means it is no fluke and that this team […]

New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Rangers Got Yu But Could Use Hughes Too

Ok so the Texas Rangers finally got their man, as Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish signed a 6-year, $60 million deal to play in Arlington. Add in the $52 million posting fee the Rangers paid to talk to Darvish for a month, (= $1.7 million per day) and that makes a grand total of roughly […]