Kuroda, who had earlier rejected a guaranteed $13.3 million, one-year offer from the Bombers, will get $15 million in 2013.
The chase for Yankees’ free agent starter Hiroki Kuroda is heating up.
The American League East champions passed on pursuing the Marlins’ top players, and instead are focusing on re-signing starting pitchers Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda.
Also rejecting the one-year guaranteed offers were the New York Yankees’ trio of Nick Swisher, Rafael Soriano and Hiroki Kuroda.
With the start of free agency looming, the Yankees have made qualifying offers to reliever Rafael Soriano, starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and right fielder Nick Swisher.
While the Yankees will have plenty of decisions to make this offseason, the one that will garner the most headlines and create the biggest stir is what — or what not — to do with A-Rod.
How will Cashman address his aging team? Will he attempt to go younger or will he stick with his older guns? Will he attempt to deal the virtually untradeable A-Rod? Will he re-sign Nick Swisher? As usual, the longtime GM didn’t disclose his plans.
If New York manages to storm back from a 3-0 series deficit, it won’t be CC Sabathia on the hill for a deciding Game 7. Blame it on the rain.
CC Sabathia inspires belief. And that’s exactly what the Yankees are in desperate need of going into Game 4 of the ALCS down 3-0.
If Derek Jeter’s on-field mortality indeed represents the death of Yankee dominance, then you can still say it was one helluva run. No matter when the end, all empires fall, even Evil ones.
Detroit Tigers capitalized on a missed call by an umpire to beat New York 3-0 Sunday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.
Detroit Tigers outlasted the Yankees 6-4 Saturday night in an AL championship series opener in which Derek Jeter was helped off the field with what appeared to be a serious leg injury.
Though the 37-year-old has thrown more innings — 219 1/3 — in 2012 than in any other of his big league seasons, he’ll be taking the hill on six days’ rest. And he’d be lying if he said the extra days aren’t to his advantage.
With every swing and miss, memories of A-Rod’s amazing run during the Yankees’ championship season in 2009 fade even further.
I know you’re feeling the anxiety during these games. It’s okay. That’s what you’re supposed to feel. It’s October baseball.