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Masahiro Tanaka speaks to the media in Japan on January 23, 2014.  (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Palladino: Can Masahiro Tanaka Be A Savior For Yankees?

If Tanaka and his Beethovian six-pitch mound symphony can turn into a No. 1 or No. 2 rotation option immediately, his richness in texture and rhythm can transform last year’s also-ran into a contender. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.

01/24/2014

Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Reports: Yankees Among The First Teams To Contact Tanaka’s Reps

Any team hoping to land Tanaka will need to pay the $20 million posting fee plus a contract that could go beyond $100 million.

12/28/2013

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Report: Tanaka Will Cost A Minimum Of $17 Million Per Year

Masahiro Tanaka could command a total contract greater than $100 million and many teams are ready to meet the $20 million posting fee.

12/27/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, and general manager Brian Cashman. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Empire Strikes Blank, Yankees Are Too Old And Too Expensive

You may not recognize the new team, but you’ll probably recognize the result: just short of 90 wins, just short of the playoffs, way short of expectations.

12/21/2013

Mike Pelfrey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Heyman: Yankees Are Checking In On Ex-Mets Starter Mike Pelfrey

The Yankees are checking in on former Mets starter Mike Pelfrey, according to WFAN/CBS Sports baseball insider John Heyman.

12/08/2013

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Empire Strikes Back: Yankees Agree To 3-Year Deal With Beltran

Hours after losing free agent second baseman Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees jumped right back up on the horse, agreeing to terms with veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran on a three-year, $45 million contract.

12/06/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Reports: Yankees Re-Sign Kuroda To A 1-Year Deal Worth $16 Million

The Yankees have reportedly re-signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $16 million.

12/06/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Kuroda Mulling Increased Offer; Yankees, Cano ‘Oceans Apart’

The Yankees have reportedly offered free agent starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda a raise. Meanwhile, they remain far apart in negotiations with Robinson Cano.

12/02/2013

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: Fresh Off McCann, Yankees Make Beltran Their No. 1 Priority

According to a report, the Yankees have Carlos Beltran tunnel vision right now. With catcher Brian McCann in the fold, the Bombers have put the full-court press on the veteran outfielder.

11/25/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images), Robinson Cano  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images), Curtis Granderson  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Palladino: Bracing For Big Changes In Yankee-Land

With Robbie Cano, Curtis Granderson, and Hiroki Kuroda all rejecting their free agent qualifying offers, the Yanks by necessity will be forced to find power and pitching. Or at least a backup plan.

11/13/2013

Curtis Granderson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cano, Granderson, Kuroda Reject Yankees’ Qualifying Offers

Second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda have declined the Yankees’ qualifying offers.

11/11/2013

The Yankees’ Robinson Cano blasts a double off of the right field wall during the third inning against the Red Sox on Sept. 5, 2013. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

AP: Yankees Have About $80 Million To Work With To Stay Under Luxury Tax

Derek Jeter’s new contract has increased the Yankees’ luxury tax payroll to $97.71 million for seven signed players next year.

11/05/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Yankees Extend Qualifying Offers To Cano, Granderson, Kuroda

With free agency set to begin, the Yankees have extended qualifying offers to second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.

11/04/2013

Shin-Soo Choo (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images), Carlos Beltran (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) and Brian McCann (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees Gearing Up For Possible Offseason Spending Spree

According to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are developing the type of shopping list this offseason that conjures memories of their onslaught on the market four years ago.

10/23/2013

Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, right, talks in the dugout with pitcher Andy Pettitte during a spring training game against the Mets on April 4, 2012, at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees, Rothschild Closing In On New Contract

Though the Yankees fell well short of expectations this past season, the blame shouldn’t fall at Larry Rothschild’s feet. The Bombers appear to agree and are trying to bring him back.

10/17/2013

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