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Category: ‘Starting Pitchers’

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Kenta Maeda Won’t Be Posted; Yankees Lose Out on Pitching Option
December 18th, 2014 at 2:23 PM
Last year, the New York Yankees made a bid; seven years and $155 million worth, plus a $20 million posting fee, to land Masahiro Tanaka from Japan, and some thought they would make another play for the next big Japanese pitcher to come over to America in Kenta Maeda. ***PHOTO1*** That however,...

New York Yankees Desperately Need Hiroki Kuroda to Return for 2015 Season
December 17th, 2014 at 5:19 PM
Earth to Hiroki Kuroda: the New York Yankees need you. ***PHOTO1*** It has been an incredibly quiet offseason for the 39-year-old Japanese star, who has yet to make a decision about what his future holds. Kuroda could simply retire and never pitch again for any team, or he could choose to return for...

Chris Capuano Guaranteed Spot in New York Yankees’ Rotation, Says GM Brian Cashman
December 17th, 2014 at 9:25 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, December 17 at 4:24 p.m. ET Chris Capuano had an opportunity to play in Japan if the Yankees didn't come calling, but the 36-year-old left-hander decided to stay in the Bronx once he was offered a contract, per Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com: "I love Japan, but if you get the...

New York Yankees Re-Sign Lefty Chris Capuano to 1-Year, $5 Million Deal
December 16th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Not too long ago, it had looked like Chris Capuano might have been heading towards playing baseball in Japan. Instead, he'll not only remain in the United States, but the Bronx for a second season. ***PHOTO1*** Jack Curry of the YES Network has reported that the Yankees will re-sign Capuano to a...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Had Interest in Brett Anderson Before Signing with Dodgers
December 15th, 2014 at 8:29 PM
On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers added the fifth and final part of their rotation when they signed former Colorado Rockies and Oakland A's lefty starter Brett Anderson to a one-year, $10 million deal. ***PHOTO1*** Anderson, who was once a top lefty pitcher in the Oakland system but eventually moved on from...

Former Yankees Jorge Posada and Jose Contreras Allegedly Ripped-Off in Money Scam
December 15th, 2014 at 7:40 PM
Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and pitcher Jose Contreras claim they are the victims of a multimillion dollar money scam that has cost each player a significant piece of their career earnings. ***PHOTO1*** The two former players have filed a lawsuit against Juan Carlos Collar and Anthony Fernandez, two Cuban-American...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer’s Price ‘Out of Yankees Range,’ According to Brian Cashman
December 15th, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Last week, it had been reported through league sources that the agent for current free agent pitcher Max Scherzer, Scott Boras, had requested an eight-year, $216 million deal from the New York Yankees. Before that, Scherzer was looking for at least $200 million in a contract, which would make him...

Yankees’ Brian Cashman Tried to Trade for Rick Porcello, Wade Miley at Winter Meetings
December 12th, 2014 at 9:41 PM
Now that the 2014 version of the baseball Winter Meetings have concluded in San Diego, many fans of the New York Yankees are starting to get restless. ***PHOTO1*** T--hey saw the Boston Red Sox make moves for their starting rotation, they saw the Los Angeles Dodgers remake their entire starting lineup and...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer’s Agent Requests 8-Year, $216 Million Deal from Yankees
December 12th, 2014 at 4:25 PM
Talk about shooting from the moon. That is exactly what Max Scherzer and more importantly his agent, Scott Boras, have done. ***PHOTO1*** Boras has been pitching to the Yankees lately on how Scherzer would make them a World Series contender again and how they need him, and given their injuries to their...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Brandon McCarthy’s Departure Could Lead to Yankees Signing Max Scherzer
December 11th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
Late Wednesday night, the New York Yankees lost one of their top free agent targets when Brandon McCarthy signed a four-year, $48 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees were willing to wait and see if McCarthy's asking price would drop, but instead, the Dodgers swooped in and offered...

New York Yankees Never Made an Offer to Brandon McCarthy; Max Scherzer Rumors Continue
December 11th, 2014 at 4:18 PM
***PHOTO2*** Yankees.com reporter Bryan Hoch tweeted that the New York Yankees never made an offer to free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy. It seems that the Yankees were not comfortable giving McCarthy the contract he was looking for. ***PHOTO1*** McCarthy came to New York in exchange for much maligned starter Vidal Nuño. McCarthy had...

Minnesota Twins Agree to 4-Year, $54 Million Deal with Braves’ Ervin Santana; Yankees Had Interest
December 11th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
UPDATE (2:07 p.m,) Well, we can scratch that idea of Ervin Santana coming to the Bronx. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that the Minnesota Twins have signed Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal. ***PHOTO3*** Santana joins a rotation with another former Yankee in Phil Hughes and will pitch in the...

Scott Boras: Max Scherzer Fits Yankees, Would Make Them World Series Contenders
December 11th, 2014 at 12:42 AM
Scott Boras is renown as the super agent in baseball and is known for getting his clients the best deal possible and he does have some familiarity with the New York Yankees in the past. ***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday while at the baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego, Boras did his best selling...

Los Angeles Dodgers Closing in on 4-Year, $48 Million Deal with Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy
December 10th, 2014 at 11:37 PM
The New York Yankees are about to lose their second starting pitcher this winter and it's one they wanted to keep for next season. ***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Dodgers are closing in on a 4-year, $48 million deal with Yankees right-handed starter Brandon McCarthy, as per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. ***PHOTO2*** McCarthy will...

Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees’ Rotation Depth
December 10th, 2014 at 5:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** The health of Masahiro Tanaka's elbow remains critical to the potential structure of the New York Yankees' 2015 starting rotation. Before his injury, Tanaka was sensational in 2014. He showed the stuff of a true top of the rotation ace while also validating the 155 million dollar deal given to...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Max Scherzer Looking for $200 Million Deal, Tigers Unlikely to Sign Him
December 10th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
With Jon Lester now officially off the market, the top starting pitcher in free agency becomes Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer, and he may not be coming back to his old team. ***PHOTO1*** Peter Gammons of MLB Network has reported that an official with the Tigers has said that a reunion between...

Chicago Cubs, Jon Lester Agree to 6-Year, $155 Million Deal; Yankees Never Made Attempt
December 10th, 2014 at 2:04 AM
One year ago, the Chicago Cubs missed out on landing Masahiro Tanaka. But a year later, the Cubs finally got the ace pitcher they were looking for all winter long. ***PHOTO1*** On late Tuesday night, the Cubs have signed former Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's lefty ace pitcher Jon Lester to...

Yankees Acquire Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius in 3-Team Trade; Shane Greene Sent to Tigers
December 5th, 2014 at 10:57 AM
The New York Yankees have FINALLY found their shortstop for the future and beyond. ***PHOTO1*** Almost five years after the three teams came together to make a trade that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, the Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers have again completed a three-team deal on Friday morning that...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees ‘In’ on Jon Lester; May Have Made ‘Large’ Offer
December 3rd, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Up until Wednesday night, the teams that were in the lead for Jon Lester were the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. It seems though as if they will have rather large company entering the chase for the top lefty starter on the market. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Abbatcola of...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees May or May not Have Offered Tigers’ Max Scherzer a Contract
November 30th, 2014 at 12:45 AM
Everyone was wondering when the New York Yankees were going to counter the Boston Red Sox signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. It looks like they may have their eye on someone who can help. ***PHOTO1*** The first report came from Dan Pfeffier, beat writer from the Trenton Thunder, who reported...