Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hiroki Kuroda Prefers A Return To California

Hiroki Kuroda has come out and said that he would prefer a return to Southern California so he can be near his daughter and her grade school. This would automatically put the Dodgers and the Angels, both who have expressed real interest in Kuroda, at the top of the list. The Dodgers were not financially able to offer Kuroda a deal last year so that may be the only reason we got him in 2012, hopefully he enjoyed himself enough to want to give it one more go. I would hate to lose Kuroda but the money the Dodgers and Angels are spending and their new dedication to winning it may be enough to lure Kuroda back West...

Former Yankees Update : Ryota Igarashi

So you know it is a slow off season thus far when the first post of the day is updating you on where Ryota Igarashi signed. Ryota has signed a three year deal to pitch in Japan worth an estimated 600 million Yen. Last season with the Yankees in very limited service Ryota gave us 36.2 IP in the minors and a meager 3 IP in the Bronx. What did we expect after getting him off the waiver wire from the Toronto Blue Jays back in May anyway, right? I hope he enjoys his next three seasons in Japan and his, what sounds like, insane salary that comes along with it.