Comments on: Yankees Hot Stove: 2 reasons to let Kuroda walk Baseball from a lady's perspective. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:31:20 +0000 hourly 1 By: Richard Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:04:51 +0000 Look at the game logs. Some of those games were blow outs and some we only scored a few runs. His ERA does not lie. It's not in the Yasnkees DNA to bring up an unproven pitcher. It was in Sept where he blew up. You can't discount the 5 months he pitched well. His ERA does not lie.

We have at least 2-3 rotation spots to fill. Whose will fill them??

By: @LadyLovesPins Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:47:49 +0000 Yea but Richard what about his numbers vs. AL EAST teams?

Kuroda looked worn out the second half, and rightfully so he is older and at the end of his career. I would rather the Yankees bring up a really young prospect from the minors and give them a shot. CC, Nova, Phellps, Pineda and ?

By: Richard Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:34:35 +0000 Your right, numbers don't lie , but your analysis is woefully incomplete.

Kuroda had a 2.89ERA on Aug 28th. He ended up with a 3.31. As you say, he was a CY caliber pitcher pre-All Star. Where are you going to get a AL East caliber pitcher with 200 innings with a 3.31 ERA? Where? Who?????

He's SOOOO old that even with his LAST month struggles his SO/9 were up and his BB/9 were lower. You would expect a worn out pitcher's numbers to be the opposite.

I'll take him back in a heart beat.