Saturday, December 28, 2013

Yankees Miss Another Free Agent To Kansas City

The New York Yankees have missed out on yet another free agent to the Kansas City Royals and this time it was outfielder Melky Mesa. Mesa has spent his entire career with the Yankees and was released last September. Now Mesa will try and latch on with the Royals after signing a one year minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

MLB To Prevent Tanaka From Donating To Rakuten

There were many meetings held before the Rakuten Golden Eagles finally decided to post their star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka including talks of a new deal with the 25 year old right hander. News has been slowly circulating that Tanaka planned on donating money to Rakuten to help put a dome on the stadium over there and MLB is not going to allow that.

Major League Baseball wants to make sure that Rakuten will get no more than the $20 million posting fee that all parties agreed upon, and good for them for standing up to Rakuten and holding up the policies in place. There are rules already in place stating that the former team cannot receive any money from the player or any money besides the posting fee.

Yankees Stadium Legacy: #94 Jorge Posada (Again)

The glue of the New York Yankees pitching staff was Jorge Posada during his career in pinstripes and kept the pitching staff firing on all cylinders at all times. Posada was considered to be an excellent game caller and a great hitter for a catcher. The Puerto Rican born Posada had seven 20 home run campaigns and had a career high average of .338 in 2007.

94 days until Opening Day.

This Day In New York Yankees History 12/28

On this day in 2001 outgoing Mayor Rudy Giuliani announced that both the New York Yankees and Mets have reached a tentative deal with New York City to build a pair of retractable roof $800 million stadiums. Mayor elect Michael Bloomberg will ultimately have the final say in what would be the biggest private-public venture in baseball history.