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All Quiet on Western Front for Remaining MLB Free Agents

baseball-big-swing free clipartWell we have have hit New Years Day and there are still some really good free agents on the board in MLB. This is not unusually, however lately we haven’t heard a peep where these free agents will eventually wind up.

The Tanaka posting situation has held up the other starting pitchers on the market in Garza, E.Santana, U.Jimenez and Arroyo. Teams are interested in these pitchers and likewise in terms of the players with those teams.

However these other starting pitchers on the board not named Tanaka are most likely plan B and C options for many teams out there.

For instance a week or so ago there was a report that the Yankees have spoken to Bronson Arroyo but maybe the Yankees thinking is if we lose out on Tanaka we will go after Arroyo aggressively. Maybe Arroyo’s number one choice is to go to the Yankees so he wants to see how things play out as well. This is just some idle speculation on my part between Arroyo and the Yankees but I can understand in regards to the starting pitching why it’s dragging out a bit and the rumor mill is quiet. Continue reading

Tanaka Posting & Implications

Masahiro TanakaWell finally Masahiro Tanaka posting process has started. For a while there it looked like it may not happen at all this off-season, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has reported that the 30 day process well end no later than January 24th. But there are few questions to answer.

Who are the serious contenders for Tanaka?

Early word has the Yankees, Angels, Cubs and Diamondbacks as the serious players for Tanaka. I am sure more teams will get involved but these are the early favorities.

Cano, A-Rod & Matsui how do they play into Tanaka?

Everyone knows the Yankees need another front line starting pitching and Masahiro Tanaka seems like a perfect fit provided the Yankees are very high on him. If the Yankees are high on Tanaka expect them to be very aggressive to land him. Keep in mind the Yankees have Cano’s 25 Million dollar salary they offered him to play with in terms of their 2014 budget. Continue reading

Yankees Up Against the Wall

Free wallpapersThe New York Yankees have 6 games left before the 2013 season comes to an end. If they want to secure themselves at spot in the playoffs then they need to win each game. It is not going to be easy but the players and coaching staff have to think that all 3 games against Tampa and all 3 games in Houston are all game 7 of the world series.

For the Yankees this season was all about injuries, the failure to score runs, and their pitching wasn’t what people thought it would be.

Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Travis Hafner, Jayson Nix are all guys who missed a significant amount of time due to various injuries and most of these players are still out and won’t return till opening day 2014.  Some played at little as 15 games (Mark Teixeira) and some played as many as 87 games (Jayson Nix). There were guys brought in prior to the start of the season like Youkilis and Hafner to replace other guys like Teixeira and Rodriguez. Not too long after the season started these two players were on the D.L.  Continue reading