This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.
In 1998, 31-year-old Kevin Long was a Class-A hitting coach in the Royals farm system. His center fielder was 21-year-old Carlos Beltran. Sixteen years later, they are together again with the Yankees.
Thanks for your questions submitted via Twitter Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. We chose some of the best ones and then added a few of our own.
“He’s special,” Namath said. “Some of the things in life that athletes, people in the public eye go through, I can relate to a bit. But his career, where he’s been, what he’s done, I can’t relate to all that.”
Have a question for Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka? All you have to do is tweet with the hashtag #AskTanakaWFAN. Your submission could be featured in a column later this week!
Many have predicted — hoped, maybe — that Derek Jeter will go out this year with an ending more fitting than lying on the ground with a broken ankle. Yankees starter David Phelps is definitely one of them.
Major League Baseball Players Association chief Tony Clark paid the Yankees a visit Monday to fill them in on new rules with regards to collisions at home plate…
Posada is back for his second year as a guest instructor at Yankees camp. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti sat down with him for a few minutes this weekend to talk about his role and his good friend, The Captain.
WFAN’s broadcast team is led by John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, who are entering their 10th season together behind the microphone.
Many fans will feel sad because watching Derek Jeter has been a part of their childhood and adulthood. But we should realize it’s an opportunity to celebrate having seen one of the greatest players in baseball history.
The Bronx is rejoicing! Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka has signed a seven-year deal with the Yankees, the team announced Wednesday.
There are similarities between Peyton Manning and Derek Jeter: the drive to win, the injuries that put upcoming performance into question, and the simple desire to perform at the highest level.
Reynolds is a .233 hitter with 202 homers, 568 RBIs, 459 walks and 1,276 strikeouts. He hit .220 last season with 21 homers and 67 RBIs for Cleveland and the Yankees.
Let’s remember to focus some of our attention on the ones who actually did make it into the Hall. The vote is still meant to celebrate the greats, not destroy the process.
To learn more about the next potential star import from Japan, I recently got some thoughts from ex-Yankee Darrell Rasner, who has watched Masahiro Tanaka up close for the past five years.