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New York Yankee Catchers Austin Romine and Brian McCann are Impressed with SP Masahiro Tanaka; “As Good as Advertised”
February 22nd, 2014 at 9:09 PM
Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 pitches in front of a New York Yankee contingent including, manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman on Friday. "I was pleased with what we saw, his stuff looked crisp" manager Joe Girardi said. He was caught by a few Yankee catchers including Austin Romine and Brian McCann....

A Slimmed Down New York Yankees CC Sabathia on a Return to the Playoffs in 2014: I Set the Tone
February 21st, 2014 at 6:12 PM
CC Sabathia has never been called little and at 6'7'' he is a towering force on the mound. Sabathia is big and intimidating when it comes to facing American League hitters. The problem has never been his size, it's been his weight. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia has admitted that his weight has ballooned upwards towards 315...

New York Yankees Could Be Potential Landing Spot for New York Mets SP Johan Santana
February 20th, 2014 at 12:34 PM
As former New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana continues to try and come back from the injuries that have plagued him in two of the last three years, the interest in his services has not died down one bit. While the Minnesota Twins have been viewed as a team that...

Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish Says Yankees Paid Masahiro Tanaka Too Much; Later Apologizes for ‘Apparent Joke’
February 19th, 2014 at 12:42 AM
There had been some question about the contract that the New York Yankees gave Masahiro Tanaka last month; seven years and $155 million and if he was really worth it given he had never pitched in the United States before. At one point, it had looked like Texas Rangers ace pitcher...

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia to Use Blueprint Andy Pettitte Set as Aging Veteran Pitcher
February 18th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Ever since coming to the New York Yankees in 2009, CC Sabathia has been nothing short of sensational during his time as the team's ace pitcher. He's posted an 88-42 record in five seasons and has been a workhorse for the team. But in 2013, Sabathia started to show some wear...

Baltimore Orioles Sign Ubaldo Jimenez to 4-Year, $48MM Deal; New York Yankees were Once Interested
February 17th, 2014 at 7:58 PM
Three years ago, the New York Yankees nearly tried to trade for Ubaldo Jimenez at the trade deadline when he was the ace of the Colorado Rockies, but decided against it because Colorado asked for too much in a return deal. Three years later, Jimenez was the free agent pitcher that...

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Welcomes Pitchers and Catchers for First Spring Training Workout
February 15th, 2014 at 10:01 PM
In a season that is all about change, the new look New York Yankees started the introduction process on Saturday in Tampa. With Masahiro Tanaka and Brian McCann taking part in the first team workouts of the spring, the hand shakes and introductions began. ***PHOTO1*** And in a few days Carlos Beltran, Jacoby...

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda: I’m 100 Percent Healthy, Ready to Compete for Rotation Spot
February 11th, 2014 at 6:20 PM
It's been almost three years now since Michael Pineda has thrown a baseball in a live game and the New York Yankees are patiently awaiting to see his debut in the Major Leagues. Pineda was acquired by the Yankees from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catching prospect Jesus Montero and...

New York Yankees Officially Introduce Masahiro Tanaka at Press Conference on Tuesday
February 11th, 2014 at 2:26 PM
The wait was finally over, as on Tuesday, media members from all over the world filed into Yankee Stadium to witness the New York Yankees formally introduce Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. ***VIDEO1*** Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that today was "Steinbrenner big" for his arrival to the team and also mentioned...

New York Yankee Masahiro Tanaka Rents Boeing 787 for Grand Entrance
February 11th, 2014 at 1:31 AM
What to do with a $155 million dollars? How about flying first class? Masahiro Tanaka, the newest Yankee millionaire landed at JFK International Airport on Sunday in a $200,000 rental. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees latest signing has wasted no time acclimating to the jet set life style. Masahiro Tanaka landed at JFK airport...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Sets Low Expectations for Masahiro Tanaka; Says He’s Solid No. 3 Starter
February 10th, 2014 at 2:06 PM
On Tuesday, the New York Yankees will formally introduce their fourth prominent free agent of the winter, Masahiro Tanaka, at a scheduled press conference. Tanaka acquired his working visa and arrived in the United States early today and will be introduced to the media and public tomorrow and becomes the latest Japanese...

Great Expectations: Healthy Michael Pineda Could Pay Big Dividends for the New York Yankees in 2014
February 9th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Jesus Montero was named the New York Yankees top prospect by Baseball America for three years running from 2009- 2011. The future Yankee star was traded to the Seattle Mariners in 2012 for Rookie All Star pitcher, Michael Pineda. ***PHOTO1*** At first glance, it looked as though the Mariners had swindled the...

Johan Santana Throws Off Mound: New York Yankees Among Teams Interested in Signing the Lefty
February 8th, 2014 at 12:31 AM
Adding a two- time Cy Young Award winner is never a bad idea. Former New York Met and Minnesota Twin, Johan Santana began throwing off a mound this week. Johan 34, tweeted that he " feels great". ***PHOTO1*** The latest reports had Santana returning somewhere towards mid-season. This recent tweet may prove...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Receives Working Visa; Will Arrive in United States Next Week
February 6th, 2014 at 3:29 PM
The newest and perhaps biggest signing for the New York Yankees this winter has yet to arrive into the country, but Masahiro Tanaka is set to come to the states and prepare for the 2014 season. Tanaka has finally received his working visa and as Dan Martin of the New York...

New York Yankees Could Look to Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins This Summer If Philadelphia Phillies are Sellers
February 4th, 2014 at 3:25 PM
Last week, we at Yankees 101 mentioned the possibility of Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki being a potential trade option for the New York Yankees at the trade deadline, especially if the Rockies fall out of contention and if Derek Jeter's health doesn't go well in 2014. Another team has now...

New York Yankees Sign Australian Teen Phenom RHP Brandon Stenhouse
January 29th, 2014 at 4:21 PM
The New York Yankees signed Melbourne, Australia teenager Brandon Stenhouse to a six-figure contract to come to America and play for the most well-known franchise in sports. Stenhouse, 17, has ascertained a dream come true by being drafted by a Major League Baseball club. The Aussie will report to the Yankees...

New York Yankees One of Eight Teams Interested in Kansas City Royals SP Ervin Santana
January 28th, 2014 at 3:21 PM
The New York Yankees have 80 percent of their starting rotation set for the 2014 season, yet they still remain interested in other options. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish has reported that the Yankees are one of eight teams interested in Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana; who will...

New York Yankees Post First-Look of Masahiro Tanaka in Uniform on Twitter
January 22nd, 2014 at 4:37 PM
On Wednesday, the New York Yankees made the splash they wanted in the pitching market when they landed Japanese right-handed starter Masahiro Tanaka and signed him to a seven-year, $155 million deal. Tanaka likely will become the team's new ace on the team and will be paired with CC Sabathia atop...

New York Yankees Sign Masahiro Tanaka to Seven-Year, $155M Deal
January 22nd, 2014 at 9:41 AM
The race for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has come to an end and the New York Yankees, who were long thought to be leading the way, have come out on top. They will sign Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million deal that includes a fourth-year opt-out clause. As recently as Tuesday,...

New York Yankees One of Five Finalists for Free Agent Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka: Report
January 21st, 2014 at 3:25 PM
The negotiation period for teams to offer a contract with free agent Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka ends on Friday at 5p.m. with teams trying to lure the 25-year-old with a hefty contract and hopes of pitching for a championship. The New York Yankees have been all-in on Tanaka from day one...