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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 […]

Yankees Hot Stove: To trade or not to trade Brett Gardner?

With the new additions of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran to go along with Brett Gardner, Alfonso Soriano, Vernon Wells and Ichiro Suzuki, the New York Yankees have a plethora of outfielders. This leads many to presume that lead-off hitter Gardner is the odd-man out, as he is still under team control through this season […]

Yankees Hot Stove: 2 reasons to let Kuroda walk

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York is reporting that the New York Yankees have made a one-year offer to pitcher Hiroki Kuroda with hopes that he will stay in the Bronx for another season instead of retiring or going to pitch back in Japan. The number is unknown, but it has to be higher than […]

Yankees Hot Stove: Does Carlos Beltran really want to play in the American League?

The latest rumor coming out of Yankee-land is that owner Hal Steinbrenner and GM Brian Cashman made an offer to outfielder Carlos Beltran of 2-years at $28 million. Supposedly, Beltran wants a three-year deal but the Yankees won’t budge, and I don’t blame them. Beltran turns 37-years old this April, and his age alone is […]