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Should Yu Darvish be in pinstripes?

The hot stove surrounding free agent RHP Yu Darvish has been gaining some serious traction within the last week.  After a report came out of the Yankees being among five different teams in play for the 31-year old, rumors began swirling of bringing Darvish to the Bronx. 521 more words

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That's Amaury's News and Commentary: Ex-Athletics player elected to Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

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By: Amaury Pi-Gonzalez

OAKLAND — Although Hideki Matsui played most of his Major League career with the New York Yankees, he also made a brief stop in the Bay Area for the Oakland Athletics. 510 more words

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Top 10 Right Now - Starting Pitchers

Regardless of the rise in home run totals, baseball’s pitchers are still dominant as the list proves, and it’s many of the same cast of characters returning from last season’s list. 410 more words

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Being a Baseball Detective

(This post was originally published on the Start Spreading the News Yankees blog.)

On Thursday night, SSTN writer Michael Saffer and I attended a live taping of  915 more words

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Gerrit Cole, Pirates Agree To Deal

**UPDATE**  Hours after this was published the Houston Astros acquired Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a five player trade.  In return for Cole the Pirates received right handed pitchers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin. 173 more words

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Yankees Reach Deals With All 8 Arbitration-Eligible Players

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Yankees reached one-year contracts with their remaining six players eligible for arbitration Friday, leaving their projected luxury tax payroll at $177 million — $20 million below the threshold. 559 more words

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Yu Darvish Changes Story, Says Yankees Did Offer Him Contract

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Yu Darvish backtracked Friday after initially refuting a report that he received a long-term contract offer from the Yankees.

On Thursday, Michael Kay reported on his ESPN radio show that the Yankees offered the four-time All-Star pitcher a seven-year, $160 million contract but withdrew it when Darvish didn’t accept it within 48 hours. 394 more words

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