Jeter onboard with Tanaka signing

Derek Jeter

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.”

Tanaka went 99-35 with a 2.30 ERA in seven seasons with the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Tanaka joins a rotation that includes CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova.

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.”

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One Response to Jeter onboard with Tanaka signing

  1. T stone says:

    Don't the red sox management have any class? They let their players look like a bunch of dope smoking second class, bottom of he barrel players? Come on fella's you are supposed to be role models? What role do you want to instill in our children and you wonder your not a Yankee, look in the mirror! Have a good time getting your butts kicked for about another seven years, Haha! Good one Gomes or what ever your name is, you look like you just got off a bootlegging show? A proud life time Yankee fan, isn't i amazing that the Boston players have had enough of the Boston 2 nd class team they always want to live like a Yankee? Can't wait to see you get your butts kicked this year and many, many more years to come!