Well, it’s that time of year again! The turkeys are cooking, the football’s on television and baseball fans are one major holiday closer until Spring Training. Before we get onto the Yankees news, on behalf of everyone here at Bronx Baseball Daily, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It’s so wonderful to work in an environment where there are passionate Yankees fans and it warms my heart to see everyone’s opinions and views on a daily basis. So I thank you Yankees fans for making my job of bringing news daily to this site full of joy.
There weren’t a lot of rumblings today since of course it’s a major holiday and the Yankees offices were closed, but I was able to pick up a few tidbits here and there:
— The Yankees have become more optimistic that starter Hiroki Kuroda will return for the 2014 season, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. A couple of weeks ago, it could have been possible that Kuroda might have went back to Japan or even to the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, the Dodgers seem to be out of the running for Kuroda after signing Dan Haren.
— For all the Phil Hughes lovers (and no so much lovers?) this segment is for you. It’s been reported that there are multiple teams interested in the young starter including the Minnesota Twins. Considering the fact that Target Field is a pitchers ballpark (unless Hughes miraculously makes it into a hitters ballpark) the potential signing would make complete sense. The Twins just finished signing Ricky Nolasco and they seem to think Hughes can turn his career around with a change of environment. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.