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Yankees Trade Rumors: Adios Phelps really?

According to NY Post’s George A. King III, the Seattle Mariners sent scouts to watch David Phelps. The Mariners are looking to add some starting pitching depth due to recent injuries to Hisashi Iwakuma (right middle finger) and Taijuan Walker (sore right shoulder). Iwakuma’s finger is expected to be fine in three weeks, while Walker’s […]

Yankees: The Michael Pineda project part two

As New York Yankees fans relish about the Masahiro Tanaka signing, I started thinking about the return of another pitcher, Michael Pineda. Maybe you had forgotten that Pineda was the main piece the Yankees got in return from the Seattle Mariners for Jesus Montero back in 2012. Or maybe you don’t remember seeing Pineda pitch […]

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: 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 Hot Stove: You cannot win with a bad bullpen

Just as I predicted, the New York Yankees wild shopping spree has come to a screeching halt even with a number of holes let unfilled.  Forget that the Yankees are missing two starting pitchers, a legit second baseman, possibly a third baseman and some viable bench guys to back up all the many veteran and […]