Report: Kuroda close to signing with someone

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

27 thoughts on “Report: Kuroda close to signing with someone

  1. I will say this, Randy Levine doesn't stick his nose in last year and Sign Rafael Sori(Oh-No) the Yanks are all over this. Instead of 11 million for middle reliever yo could have a solid #3 type to help sure up the rotation.. But Randy stuck his nose where it didn't belong.. Maybe this teaches the front office to not give Randy the keys to the safe anymore, or change the locks.. i dont know. Regardless, it's frustrating

  2. If there is just cash laying how come Levine or Hank aren't going out overpaying for Carlos Beltran, or Edwin Jackson?. its frustrating, but there's definite validity to No Soriano Last Year = Signing a number 2 or 3 this year…

  3. iI'm beginning to think that the Yanks just don't intend to spend the money for any decent starter, Maybe the Steinbrenner family had a big investment in Jon Corzine's MF Global and can't afford another SP..

  4. Cashman is working very hard to improve the starting rotation by praying every night that one of the prospects emerges as an "championship caliber #2" next year.

  5. You're right. I don't get it at all. I thought all along that the Yankees were going to pass on the likes of Wilson and Darvish in favor of short-term deals with stop gaps like Kuroda and/or Oswalt. Now it appears that they're not in on either one. So unless they have Ron Guidry undergoing stem-cell therapy in the DR or have cloned Whitey Ford and Allie Reynolds in a secret lab in Central America it seems that they're counting on a Hughes bounce back, no regression from Nova, continued luck from Sweaty Freddy, a born-again hard AJ and big strides by ManBan and Dellin.

    It's still worth remembering that some of the biggest Yankee acquisitions in recent history were under-the-radar surprises that happened as late as the start of spring training (Clemens, A-Rod) so who knows, maybe Cashman and the FO have something big brewing but it's hard to understand who the target(s) might be.

  6. I don't understand why Yanks wouldn't be interested in Oswalt knowing that Oswalt wants a 1 year deal

  7. WHY the big deal about Oswalt and his ONE YEAR DEAL? If he flames out like the Met's reliever we signed last year (to a TWO year deal) – its STILL lost money, and a lost season. Oh yeah – the Met was even looking good, had pitched a zillion innings with no injuries. While half of Oswalt's back is made of soggy Cheerios…

    Guys – consider – as near as I can tell, it isn't JUST the Yankees not signing Oswalt; near as I can tell, no one else has jumped at this AMAZING OFFER!

    Good to know that Brien and friends know more than every GM in baseball. (btw – didn't Oswalt's team LET HIM GO?) just sayin.

  8. Isn't it possible that Cashman's approach has changed with the way Noesi has looked in winter ball? Also, maybe he's waiting to unload Burnett so as to not completely kill his leverage? Ok, the second one's a stretch.

  9. For years the Yankees (Cashman) have been critizied for not allowing the (AAA) kids to have a legitimate chance at the Major league level. You cannot do that without roster spots, and you cannot have roster spots if you sign every other over the hill veteran. Why not give the AAA arms a chance, if they fail then at least they were given a real shot at contributing at the Major League level.