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New York Yankees Hot Stove: What Hot Stove?

The silence of this off-season is starting to go from calm to eerie, as the New York Yankees have hardly budged. Other than giving ace CC Sabathia a new contract, almost too efficiently, and inking pitcher Freddy Garcia for another go, nothing has changed. The necessity for another starting pitcher, as well as another lefty for […]

New York Yankees: Phew, Rangers Got Yu

Are the New York Yankees are officially cheapskates? Not quiet, but when Japan’s Mainichi Daily News publicized that pitcher Yu Darvish had the highest bid for a Japanese player under the posting system, a reported $51.7 million and that the team was the Texas Rangers, I was totally relieved. The Yankees do not need another […]

Baseball Basics: The Posting System

If you are a baseball fan, you must have heard the name Yu Darvish. Darvish is Japan’s newest pitching phenom who is coming to MLB in 2012, but that seems to be the extent of some fans knowledge by choice or not. Well, since I did receive a few emails this week asking me to […]

New York Yankees Hot Stove: Not Yu Again As Bombers Bid On Darvish

The Yu Darvish auction officially ended at 4pm yesterday, and rumors are swirling that the New York Yankees might have gotten trigger-happy. What exactly are MLB teams bidding for? To win the negotiating rights of Japan’s latest pitching sensation, and MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the winning bid is “sky-high.” ESPN’s Buster Onley tweeted that […]

New York Yankees Hot Stove: Why Yu Do Not Belong In The Bronx

The rumor mill is buzzing about the New York Yankees growing interest in signing Japan’s latest pitching phenom named Yu Darvish. My guess, or hope is that the truth behind these rumors is more media driven than Yankee; and here are four reasons why: 1) When an MLB team wants to acquire a Nippon Pro […]

New York Yankees: Choosing Between Oswalt, Buehrle And Wilson

GM Brian Cashman was pretty clear about his goals for the 2012 off-season; the New York Yankees are looking to add “pitching, pitching, pitching.” Unfortunately for the Yankees this off-season’s free agent arms are not the greatest; and entirely incomparable to the available position players like Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes. There is […]