• Yanks Re-Sign Hiroki Kuroda

    Posted by on December 6th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Yes, he will be 39-years old next season and had an ERA of 6.56 over his last 8 starts this season. Just saying…

    Comments on Yanks Re-Sign Hiroki Kuroda

    1. MJ Recanati
      December 6th, 2013 | 1:02 pm

      I love Kuroda, I think he’s a pro’s pro, and a very good pitcher when he’s going well. Definitely have to worry about the consecutive season second-half swoons for him though. On a one-year deal, it’s a fine move as long as he’s now being slotted a little further back in the rotation.

      The Yanks will really have to sign/trade for at least two more starters.

    2. December 6th, 2013 | 1:55 pm

      Five times in his major league career, Kuroda has made 30+ starts.
      Only one time in his major league career has Kuroda won 14+ games in a season.
      Wins are fluky. But, they ain’t that fluky.
      What’s Kuroda going to give the Yankees next year, 11 wins?
      And, BTW, the guy’s lifetime record is 68-70.

    3. December 6th, 2013 | 1:56 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      The Yanks will really have to sign/trade for at least two more starters.

      Totally agree – and, good ones. No fliers or retreads.

    4. Evan3457
      December 6th, 2013 | 7:09 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      MJ Recanati wrote:
      The Yanks will really have to sign/trade for at least two more starters.
      Totally agree – and, good ones. No fliers or retreads.

      The loss of Cano, frees up a metric ****-ton of money. If the suspension of A-Rod is upheld, that frees up another metric ****-ton. You can by a lot of goodness with $35-40 million. Two good starters and a good hitter.

    5. Mr. October
      December 6th, 2013 | 8:22 pm

      An excellent signing. The 39-yr.-old Kuroda will match up beautifully against the front end starters of Boston, Detroit, Oakland, Tamp Bay, etc. in October, 2014. What separates Cashman from all other M.L.B. G.M.s is his ability to think “outside the box.”

    6. Kamieniecki
      December 6th, 2013 | 9:25 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      The loss of Cano, frees up a metric ****-ton of money. If the suspension of A-Rod is upheld, that frees up another metric ****-ton. You can by a lot of goodness with $35-40 million. Two good starters and a good hitter…

      @ Evan3457:
      You’ve been writing about the possiblities that come with a freeing up of tons of money for at least a few years now… and the team is a mess.

      Tanaka might not be posted, and if he is, the Yankees might not have the advantage that it expected to have under the new agreement in terms of signing him. The F.A. starting pitching currently available is nothing to get excited about, and the team does not have many pieces at the minor league and major league levels to offer another team for SP in a trade… And the bullpen sucks.

      This team’s not going to have the SP to contend for a pennant in 2014, and the SP that will be available on the F.A. market in 2015 will look much different than it does today.

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