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  1. Money in the bank or down the drain?

    Mike Mazzeo

    The New York Yankees have always spent big. But it's starting to cost them. The Yankees have now missed the playoffs the last two seasons. Why? The team's player investments haven't produced. And, due to a combination of increasing age and i...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Insider: Kuroda among MLB's best bargains

    Mike Mazzeo

    Hiroki Kuroda has been the third-best bargain in baseball, according to ESPN Insider and former GM Jim Bowden. Kuroda, who has emerged as the Yankees' ace, signed a one-year, $15 million contract to remain with the team in the offseason. Heading ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  3. Kuroda was perfect -- for five

    Mike Mazzeo

    Hiroki Kuroda's bid for perfection is over. Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta's single up the middle leading off the top of the sixth inning in Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday afternoon ended Kuroda's chance at becoming the second Yankees pitcher to e...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  4. First pitch: Kuroda on short rest

    Mike Mazzeo

    Hiroki Kuroda has pitched on three days' rest before. He just hasn't started. In 2009, Kuroda gave up three runs in 1 1/3 innings out of the bullpen. Hiroki Kuroda #18 SP New York Yankees 2012 STATS GM33 W16 L11 BB51 K167 ERA...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  5. MLB playoffs 2012 -- Hiroki Kuroda of New York Yankees to start A...

    Mike Mazzeo

    The Yankees added reliever Cody Eppley to their active roster for the AL championship series against Detroit and dropped infielder Eduardo Nunez.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2012
  6. Notes: Girardi hopes Tex back during trip

    Mike Mazzeo

    Manager Joe Girardi hopes Mark Teixeira can return during the team's upcoming seven-game road trip. The Yankees first baseman has been out since Sept. 8 with a strained right calf. "I hope so. I can't tell you," Girardi said. "It really all d...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  7. Kuroda cruises to seven-inning shutout

    Mike Mazzeo

    Debby Wong/US PresswireA 51-minute delay didn't stop Hiroki Kuroda on Wednesday.The Yankees handed Hiroki Kuroda a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning -- and the 37-year-old Japanese righty did the rest. Kuroda cruised en route to a seven-...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  8. New York Yankees' Brian Cashman expects quiet trade deadline

    Mike Mazzeo

    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman doesn't expect to be extremely active at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2012
  9. 'Hiro' was Yankees' biggest hero Saturday

    Mike Mazzeo

    AP Photo/Kathy Willens Hiroki Kuroda's tenure with the Yankees got off to a bad start. Kuroda, 37, lost six of his first nine outings and pitched to a 4.56 ERA. He's gotten a lot better since. The Japanese right-hander improved to 5-1 in ...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  10. Quintanilla spoils Kuroda's no-hit bid

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEW YORK -- One week later after Johan Santana's no-hitter, the Mets found themselves on the opposite side of a no-no -- until Omar Quintanilla put an end to it. With two outs in the sixth inning, the shortstop, who is playing with a fractured le...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  11. Kuroda, Cano come up big for Bombers

    Mike Mazzeo

    Hiroki Kuroda didn't trust his sinker. Good thing his catcher did. Russell Martin kept calling the pitch, and Kuroda kept inducing grounders. In all, the Japanese right-hander got 12 of his 21 outs in Friday night's 6-2 victory over the M...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  12. Jesus gets loose on Yankees

    Mike Mazzeo

    Jesus just got loose! For the other team ... In his return to Yankee Stadium, Jesus Montero went oppo boppo off Hiroki Kuroda leading off the fifth, giving the Mariners a 2-1 lead on Friday night. It was his fifth homer of the season. ...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Twins 6, Yankees 5

    Mike Mazzeo

    Recap | Box score | Photos WHAT IT MEANS: Hiroki Kuroda had the worst start of his MLB career, and the Yankees (6-6) fell back to .500 with a 6-5 loss on Wednesday night in the Bronx. It is the first time the Twins have won two regular-season game...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  14. About time ... one inning in the books!

    Mike Mazzeo

    Hiroki Kuroda isn't off to a good start. He has already given up four runs in his first inning of work. Five of the first six batters he faced got a hit against him. They were pretty much all hard hits, too. Justin Morneau cranked a two-r...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  15. Hats off to Kuroda's stellar stadium debut

    Mike Mazzeo

    Nick Laham/Getty ImagesNow that was an impressive Yankee Stadium debut. Making his first start at the $1.5 billion palace in the Bronx, Hiroki Kuroda wasn't fazed one bit. The 37-year-old Japanese right-hander, who was shelled in his first out...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  16. Kuroda dazzles in Yankee Stadium debut

    Mike Mazzeo

    Now, that was an impressive Yankee Stadium debut. Hiroki Kuroda threw eight-plus scoreless innings on Friday afternoon to pick up his first win with his new team. He allowed just seven base runners and didn't allow a runner past second base....

    Blog | April 13, 2012