Tag archive for ‘Masahiro Tanaka’
Brian Cashman's job as Yankees GM appears safe. (John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, September 5th, 2014
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3 Reasons Why the Yankees Are Right to Bring Cashman Back

Brian Cashman’s job as Yankees GM appears safe. (John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports) Lots of New York Yankee fans are inexplicably upset at the prospect of General Manager Brian Cashman receiving More...

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By Gregg Snyder On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Yankees End First Half With Important Series At Baltimore

One final series before Major League Baseball takes a three-day break for the 2014 All-Star festivities at Target Field in Minnesota. This series could prove important as the Yankees will play a three-game set More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Yankees: Offensive Woes Continue, but AL East Still Up for Grabs

Watching Yankees on satellite in an unpretentious pub in Ocean City, Maryland earlier this week, my father and I were chatted up by a sixtyish hard-core Orioles fan. Over the course of our conversation, we discussed More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Yankees Edge Out West Coast Opponents, Look to Gain Ground on AL East This Week

(Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) If you’re like me, you lose valuable sleep hours when the Yankees play on the west coast. The difference this time was that most of the games were actually worth staying up for. When More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Yankees: Rating the Starters in the Month of May

The Yankees’ pitching rotation has experienced a number of changes in its second month of the season. Since the beginning of the year, they have officially lost 60% of their anticipated starting rotation, More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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Subway Series 2014: Looking on the Bright Side for the Yankees

Two days in, and it looked like it was going to be déjà vu all over again. The Yankees had once again been beaten by their crosstown and supposedly inferior rivals two nights in a row on home turf, making it six More...

Tanaka has been the Yankees best pitcher in the first month of the season. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Yankees: Rating the Starting Pitchers for April

Tanaka has been the Yankees best pitcher in the first month of the season. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) As they often do, the New York Yankees began the season reciting the mantra, “You can never have More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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First Week of Season Exposes Yankee Inconsistencies

We’ve waited all winter, and we finally got our first look at our new rotation and lineup, the ones we’re all hoping take us to the World Series. So far, little has seemed to change from last year: they’re More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Pineda and Nova Impressive as Opening Day Nears

Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News It was a good week for young pitchers. On Tuesday Michael Pineda, possibly one of the Yankees’ biggest question marks going into the 2014 season, continued his bid for the fifth More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Hope Springs Eternal: Sabathia, Kuroda, and Tanaka Pack 1-2-3 Punch

(Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News) The YES announcers joked with Joe Girardi several times that he managed Saturday afternoon’s game as though it were “the seventh game of the World Series.” True, the game More...

David Robertson's ability to replace Mariano Rivera is one of a few question marks as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. (Credit: Getty Images)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Yankees: Pitchers and Catchers Report Friday Amid Rotation and Bullpen Questions

David Robertson’s ability to replace Mariano Rivera is one of a few question marks as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. (Credit: Getty Images) Alex Rodriguez’s withdrawal of his inane lawsuit More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Yankees Hope Tanaka Signing Proves They’re In It to Win It in 2014

Many questions were raised by the New York Yankees’ signing of Masahiro Tanaka, but a cast-iron certainty trumps them all: They had no other choice. On Wednesday, the Yankees signed the Japanese right-hander, More...