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Spring Training: Day 5 Notes

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It was a pretty quiet day overall, except for Lloyd McClendon and Kevin Long getting involved in a word war about Robinson Cano, so let's end the day (barring some breaking news happening in the next couple of hours) with some notes from camp today. -- Jacoby Ellsbury showed up to camp today, the day before ...

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A look back at the free agents the Yankees missed out on

The 2012 free agent pool was fairly decent last offseason and, as usual, there was tons of speculation on who the Yankees would go after.  Regardless, they were pretty economical in gaining assets through savvy trading (Michael Pineda), picking up cast offs (Raul Ibanez), and re-signing critical assets (CC Sabathia, Andrew Jones, Eric Chavez). It’s ...

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The Yankee beat: Pineda trade, Yu Darvish, & the bullpen

Phil Hughes pitched a beautfiul 1st inning, but quickly fell apart, as he allowed four runs in 2.2 innings. The Yankees offense missed opportunities and were ultimately shutdown by the Texas bullpen. Here is our recap. Here is what the Yankees blogosphere was talking about today. The Pinstriped Bible reminded us that the Mariners haven't necessarily "won" ...

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Yu Darvish pitches a gem in 1st appearance against the Yankees

In the Yankees first game against Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, he showed off everything that made him a great success in Japan. He worked ahead of the count, had strong command, changed locations, used six different pitches, and varied his pattern throughout. He was dominant. “He was good," Mark Teixeira told Mark Feinsand of the NY ...

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Kuroda downplays Japanese pitcher showdown

Japan will surely be excited on Tuesday when Japanese stars Hiroki Kuroda and Yu Darvish face-off against each other as the Rangers host the Yankees. However, Kuroda is trying to downplay the matchup. “I try not to think about it; I don’t want to make it any bigger than it is,” Kuroda told Mark Feinsand of ...

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Rumor: Yankees placed low-ball bid for Darvish

The Yankees might as well have not even bid on Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish. The Yankees bid was for less than $20 million, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. That didn't even come anywhere close to the record setting bid of $51.7 million that the Rangers needed to land him. It seemed like a natural ...

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Rangers win bidding for Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish

The Texas Rangers have won the bidding for Japanese starter Yu Darvish with a bid of $51.7 million, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The bid narrowly beats the Red Sox bid of $51.1 million for Daisuke Matsuzaka back in 2006. The Rangers now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Darvish otherwise he ...

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Rumor: Yankees “Not Getting” Yu Darvish

The Yankees played it cool this offseason in regards to their interest in Japanese starter Yu Darvish and it looks like they weren't just bluffing. The winner of the posting process has still not been officially revealed, but the Yankees are "not getting him," according to Marc Carig of the Neward Star-Ledger. The Yankees seemed to ...

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