Let’s file this one into the good news pile today, after hearing about poor Pascual Perez and seeing all of the destruction from Superstorm Sandy, I was really in the mood to crack a smile. So finding out that Hiroki Kuroda would be more than likely willing to accept a one-year deal from the Yankees, helped put that smile on my face.
According to numerous reports, the Yankees will be making a qualifying offer – one-year $13.3 million – to Kuroda. And according to those same reports, he will be happy to accept it. Kuroda has enjoyed his time in New York, he’s getting older and a one-year deal seems like the way to go.
He was signed last January for one year $10M so this would be a raise for him and would still be under market value so that’s good for the Yanks if he accepts it.