Sunday, January 26, 2014

Speculation On Other Teams Bids For Tanaka

I was browsing MLB Trade Rumors this morning when I ran across an article that I can only assume is  speculating and revealing the top bids for Masahiro Tanaka. It was originally posted by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, SEEN HERE. In the article he states that "one GM handicapped" the Tanaka bidding but the GM is unknown so take that for what you will. Here is the list:

Yankees - $155 million
Cubs - $120 million
Diamondbacks - $120 million
Dodgers - $119 million
White Sox - $100 million
Astros - $100 million

And now we know what Tanaka meant when he said the "Yankees wanted him more" it meant they offered the most money, and it wasn't even close. Get greedy!

Yankee Stadium Legacy: #65 Dave Righetti (Again)

After Dave Righetti gave up his career as a starting pitcher after four seasons as a member of the New York Yankees Righetti converted to a closer in 1984. The payoff was immediate for Righetti as the left hander notched 31 saves in his first season as the Yankees closer which was fourth best in the American League that year. Righetti finished his career with 252 saves which as the time was good for 32nd most in Major League history. His 46 saves in 1986 set an MLB record for the time which has obviously since been surpassed.

65 days until Yankees Opening Day.

This Day In New York Yankees History 1/26

On this day in 2009 the New York Yankees signed Andy Pettitte to a $5.5 million one year contract. The then 36 year old signed for half of the Yankees original $10 million offer but could earn the additional $4.5 million based on innings pitched incentives as well as an additional $2 million for staying healthy and on the active roster.