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  1. Rocky road ends for 'Raccoon'

    Wallace Matthews

    TORONTO -- A year ago at this time, Dean Anna was a member of the Triple-A Tucson Padres, but when the San Diego Padres affiliate took the field for its 2013 opener, he was on the bench. In fact, it took four games before manager Pat Murphy saw fit t...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Kuroda struggles against Tigers

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- It could have been nothing more than early spring training struggles, or it could have been a continuation of the second half of the 2013 season, when Hiroki Kuroda went from Cy Young to sayonara virtually overnight. The Yankees be...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  3. Gardner gets a raise

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- No matter where Brett Gardner winds up playing in 2014, he will be making twice as much money as he did last year. Brett Gardner #11 CF New York Yankees 2013 STATS GM145 HR8 RBI52 R81 OBP.344 AVG.273 Gardner and the Yankees...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  4. A peek behind the curtain: A-Rod and The Prez

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- This week's New York Magazine published a series of emails between Alex Rodriguez and Yankees president Randy Levine, and while they might not prove anything -- there is one exchange in which Levine jokingly (I think) suggests a slumping ...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  5. My Hall ballot: Moose yes, Morris no

    Wallace Matthews

    Filling out a Hall of Fame ballot is always stressful, never fun, and often brings the voter nothing but criticism, even from the guys who benefit by it. Two years ago, on a Midwestern road trip with the New York Yankees, I was shocked to overhear...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  6. Tanaka? Next week, maybe

    Wallace Matthews

    Don't go popping any champagne corks just yet over the prospect of the New York Yankees adding Masahiro Tanaka to their rotation this week. According to the best kind of source -- the kind "with knowledge" -- there has been no meaningful contact b...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  7. Tanaka's gift to baseball

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Arigato, Masahiro. That's what Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez and Ervin Santana, among others, should be saying to Masahiro Tanaka right about now. Because one of the collateral effects of the new posting rules between MLB and the Nippo...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  8. Let the bidding begin

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Today is the day the bidding war for Japanese pitching star Masahiro Tanaka officially begins, and while, according to a source, the Yankees have yet to fire their first shot, when they do enter the fray they will go in heavy. And on t...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  9. Mo-ment No.1: What else could it be?

    Wallace Matthews

    Andrew Marchand and I came up with our three most memorable months of the New York Yankees' 2013 season. No. 3 was the day Alex Rodriguez was suspended for a record 211-games, and yet returned to the Yankees on Aug. 5 in Chicago. No. 2 was the night ...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  10. New York Yankees' Carlos Beltran eyes revenge on New York Mets

    Wallace Matthews

    Carlos Beltran finally gets the chance to swing back at the Mets.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  11. Yankees should mess with the Johan

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- By just about any standard, Johan Santana is a terrible risk. He has missed two out of the past three seasons due to injury. He will turn 34 a couple of weeks before Opening Day. And you can count the number of pitchers who have succes...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  12. It's official: Beltran is a Yankee

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees officially announced the signing of Carlos Beltran this afternoon, and will roll him out in the third of a series of Yankee Stadium press conferences Friday at 11 a.m. As usual, the Yankees announced no terms but sources ha...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  13. Some alternatives to Masahiro Tanaka

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Although it's not official, it seems fairly certain we will not see Japanese stud right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Yankees pinstripes this season, and likely not before 2016, since the Rakuten Golden Eagles appear determined to hold on to ...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  14. Source: Yanks set to move on sans Tanaka

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Although they have yet to be officially notified by the Rakuten Golden Eagles that Masahiro Tanaka will not be released to enter Major League Baseball's posting system, the New York Yankees are moving forward with plans to shore up their ...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  15. What's good about Tanaka

    Wallace Matthews

    If you haven't caught Tanaka Fever already, this piece by Steve Wulf and Jason Coskrey should whet your appetite for the looming bidding war for the Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka -- assuming his team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, allows him to be po...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  16. All clear: No Carlos danger

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Call off the search party. The mystery of the missing Carlos Beltran has been cleared up. The holdup was not contractual, but logistical -- the 36-year-old outfielder has been traveling and the Yankees have been trying to arrange to...

    Blog | December 18, 2013