Usually when a player signs to the New York Yankees, the media is interested in what the Captain of the New York Yankees thinks about the potential moves that could help the ball club going forward. Jeter’s stance was no different when it came to the Yankees newest signing, Masahiro Tanaka.
“The game is pitching,” Jeter said Friday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “If you have great pitching, you always have an opportunity to win. From everything I’ve heard, he’s going to be quite an addition to our team.”
The Yankees spent approximately half a billion dollars this offseason, with hopes of returning to the playoffs in 2014. Although the Yankees spent a lot of money, Jeter believes the contracts will help the team in 2014 and beyond.
“Our team has been known to make financial commitments to a lot of people throughout the course of the year,” Jeter said. “Any time you have ownership that’s willing to spend money and trying to do whatever they can to make the team better, it feels good for us as players.”