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Red Sox reportedly interested in Kuroda

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 08, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

One day before Hiroki Kuroda has to decide whether to accept the Yankees qualifying offer, Jon Paul Morosi reports that Kuroda has been contacted the Red Sox, who apparently also have interest in signing him. If Kuroda wants to test the waters, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get more than $13.3 million on the open market, but he’s a tough player to gauge right now.

Also, two quick awards updates…

Silver Sluggers are being announced tonight
MLB Network is broadcasting the announcement starting at 6 p.m. ET.

Obviously Robinson Cano should be a heavy favorite at second base. Derek Jeter should be in the mix at shortstop. I suppose Curtis Granderson is worth mentioning in the outfield because of his home run total, but it’s hard to imagine him winning one this year.

Voting has started for the GIBBY Awards
MLB.com’s postseason awards have a goofy name, but fan voting is part of the process in choosing the winners, so you can vote on the GIBBYs by clicking right here or heading over to the MLB.com page. The Yankees are nominated several times.

Hitter of the Year: Robinson Cano
Setup Man of the Year: Dave Robertson
Defensive Player of the Year: Mark Teixeira
Manager of the Year: Joe Girardi
Executive of the Year: Brian Cashman
Postseason MVP: Raul Ibanez

The GIBBY Awards also single out individual plays and moments, with a few more Yankees in the mix.

Play of the Year: Russell Martin’s play in front of the plate in Game 1 of the ALDS
Hitting Performance of the Year: Curtis Granderson’s 5-for-5, three-homer game.
Walk-off of the Year: Raul Ibanez beating the Red Sox in October.
Postseason Moment of the Year: Raul Ibanez in Game 3 of the ALDS

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47 Responses to “Red Sox reportedly interested in Kuroda”

  1. MTU November 8th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Don’t let the Sux poach Kuroda.

    ;)

  2. Patrick November 8th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Yeah well I’m interested in Ellsbury, doesn’t mean the Yanks will get him

  3. MTU November 8th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    13.3 million dollars is a lot of Yen even with our weakened greenback.

  4. luis November 8th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    MTU,

    When I hear that you are kind of frustrated, I think then that our situation is hopeless :(

    Chad,

    Don’t get me started ;) Cashman executive of the year? Yikes

  5. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Hi MTU, Shame, Luis-

    Kuroda doesn’t want more money. He wants some better run support so he can finish his career in the USA with a trip to the World Series.

    Are you listening Brian. Need to get your house in order.

  6. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    And Patrick!

  7. luis November 8th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    MTU,

    Yup….But I think he can get more than 13.3 in the open market…He was our best pitcher last season…Even at number 2 money, he should get somewhere around 16 mil

  8. luis November 8th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    Hi MTU, Shame, Luis-

    Kuroda doesn’t want more money. He wants some better run support so he can finish his career in the USA with a trip to the World Series.

    Are you listening Brian. Need to get your house in order.

    =============================

    Hey Trader!

    Read your seeing the light comment a while back…Does that mean that I am blind still? ;) LOL

  9. MTU November 8th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    We should find out tomorrow.

    I hope Hiroki takes it.

  10. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Hi again Luis-

    Blind or not, I enjoy your input! :)

    Looking up Kuroda’s stats in Fenway. Why on earth would he want to go there?

  11. NYY_Girl_Penny November 8th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Yeah and this says it all about Minor League Martin

    “In my mind, I was a first-round draft pick,” Martin said. “I was like, how can these people not see it? I wasn’t going in the 35th round.”

    HAH.. just like swinging for grand slams with nobody on base every dang AB !

    He’s nothing special, he jsut thinks he is.

  12. luis November 8th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Trader,

    I don’t think he will want to go to Boston…Not in the middle of a rebuilding process…But Los Angeles would look enticing…And they have the money and the willingness to spend

  13. NYY_Girl_Penny November 8th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    WHy would any pitcher wanna come back here with the Yankees basically saying we are on a budget and not going to get you any hititng support. Sure we’ll score runs and lots o them, but only off slow fastball only pitchers we can’t hit anything else.

    Yeah okay.. I know I sure as heck wouldn’t wanna pitch for the NYY as is, not after what I have been seeing the last 3 seasons.. no way. If the same team comes back how much worse will they be ?

  14. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Kuroda 2 starts Fenway 6.75 ERA, .346 BA against

    Yankee Stadium 19 starts 2.72 ERA, .219 BA against

  15. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Luis-
    Yes a return to LA is possible to either team there. Guess we’ll have a better idea by this time tomorrow 5PM ET

  16. blake November 8th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Can’t see Kuroda wanting to go play in that mess

  17. MTU November 8th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    “Why on earth would he want to go there?”

    Why would anyone ?

    :)

  18. blake November 8th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    @Evan_P_Grant: Bids were due on Korean LHP Ryu-Hyun Jin, who is going through posting process, at 4 pm CT.

  19. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Another one I don’t understand is Justin Upton traded to the Rays while his brother has to depart because with their lousy attendance they can’t pay him to stay in that dump.

    Can’t players traded in the middle of their contracts demand a trade after their first year?

  20. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Blake-

    Jin is the lefty Korean version of David Wells, correct?

  21. luis November 8th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Got to go….Later guys

  22. austinmac November 8th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Let me guess. The price was too high on Jin.

  23. MTU November 8th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Same here.

    Catch u round the bend.

  24. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I’m still on board with Georgia native David Ross for catcher and agree with this short article:

    http://nomaas.org/2012/11/catc.....avid-ross/

  25. austinmac November 8th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I hear on MLB radio the Phil’s are likely to sign BJ Upton. They argued Bourn would be perfect for the Yankees, but knew they were not interested. I am not a big Bourn fan. They noted two years and $20M was even out of their price range when discussing Hunter.

  26. blake November 8th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    “Jin is the lefty Korean version of David Wells, correct?”

    I have no clue….we need a JF report

  27. blake November 8th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    They don’t need Bourn…. He won’t age well ….they need legit hitters not slappy slaperssons

  28. blake November 8th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    @PeteAbe: Kuroda, a source said, is fine with a one-year deal. But a team would have to “significantly” beat the qualifying offer. #RedSox #Yankees

  29. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Right now we’ve got some gaping holes,” said Yankees GM Brian Cashman to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

    I’ll say! Might want to fix them with talent, or you might find some significant “gaping holes” in attendance and revenue.

  30. AZ88 November 8th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    @PeteAbe

    Kuroda, a source said, is fine with a one-year deal. But a team would have to “significantly” beat the qualifying offer. #RedSox #Yankees

  31. austinmac November 8th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Apparently no qualifying offer acceptance from Kuroda. What does significantly beat mean and will the Yankees do it?

  32. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Boras client Bourn, disappeared for the Braves the last few months.

    Since Cashman is intent on loading up his 2013 team with about half of them impending FA’s after 2013, maybe Towers could trade him Jason Kubel? :)

  33. AZ88 November 8th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal
    Kuroda may not be bluffing on possibility of leaving #Yankees for another club. Remember, few thought he would join Yankees in first place

  34. austinmac November 8th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    At some point the dam of fan anger will burst if they lose many for monetary reasons and replace them with clearly lesser players.

  35. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Austinmac-

    Up the offer to Kuroda, pay Rivera what he wants, give Pettitte a huge raise. Pitching wins right?

  36. Yanks78 November 8th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    It’s quite amazing how ungreatful these players are. They’re all mercenaries who want the most money and want to start bidding wars
    Get players who want to play here

  37. austinmac November 8th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I would never bet with Kuroda. He is fearless. If he feels unappreciated, monetarily, he will leave. That is the likely reality.

  38. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Red Sox now rumored to be contacting agents for pitchers Fujikawa, Sanchez, Kuroda.

  39. austinmac November 8th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    YT,

    I say they will not win without Kuroda since he replacement will not be good. I wouldn’t agree to pay anyone what they want. Give each a good base and an opportunity, if healthy, to earn a bundle.

  40. blake November 8th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: Hiroki Kuroda seems to be #dodgers top choice for rotation. Eying anibal and others but would really like kuroda back.

  41. austinmac November 8th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    The reports keep getting better. :( Consider that his replacement will have to be someone who will sign a one year contract. Pineda, we need you.

  42. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Austinmac-

    That was my attempt at being sarcastic! Pitcher’s have it made. If you’re a starter and make around 15M you’re averaging 500K/game for 30 days of work, and a full almost 3 months paid vacation.

    If your a seldom used utility player you might make a million to have the best seat in the house and many times not even get your uniform dirty.

  43. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Headley silver slugger

  44. Jerkface November 8th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    This is working out perfectly in my opinion. I think the Yankees will retain Kuroda, and if they don’t teams will give up a draft pick for him. Given that only 9 players were offered QO’s, the Yankees have a good chance of selecting near the top of that group. Especially because 1 player (ortiz) already signed.

  45. Yankee Trader November 8th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    JF-

    Don’t forget the 12 competitive balance picks, 6 each after the 1st and second rounds.

    New Post————–>

  46. SierraM November 10th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I’m more than willing to give up a 2nd round draft pick for Kuroda. Hopefully the Red Sox poach him from the Yankees.

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