Kuroda To Remain In MLB For 2012

Hiroki Kuroda has informed the Hiroshima Carp he intends to pitch in the Major Leagues again in 2012, according to the Jiji Press and other Japanese outlets, as translated by Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker.  Newman adds that "Masatoshi Kimura of the Chugoku Shimbun reports that Kuroda is expected to decide on a destination within the next couple of days."

A few days ago, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted that Kuroda sought a one-year deal in the $13-14MM range.  The Yankees and Red Sox are among the possibilities, but both AL East superpowers seem gunshy of his asking price.


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Bombastic_Dave
3 years 7 months ago

One year plus team option for Jays?  New York and Boston might not have room in payroll, but Jays do!

3 years 7 months ago

I’m going to go with he’s going to the Yankees.   I loved him as a Dodger, and I’m sure he’ll be great no matter where he ends up going.

omavricko
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t follow him enough I guess cus 1 year for almost 15 mill???? That seems like a lot no?

Bombastic_Dave
3 years 7 months ago

He had a great year.  Improved his WAR by 1.2 to 3.7 on a contract just shy of $12M.  He’ll get a raise for sure.

Let_Timmy_Smoke
3 years 7 months ago

Fangraphs showed him with a WAR of 2.4 last year, down from 4.1 in 2010.  28th in NL, so he slotted in at the bottom rung of a #2 starter, with a monetary value of $10.7M. 

If he’s just looking for a short-term contract, he’ll probably get what he’s asking for salary wise.

EightMileCats
3 years 7 months ago

Hoping the Tigers are a mystery team on this. They were interested at the deadline last year. And a 1 yr deal would be a perfect place holder for Jacob Turner to step in next year

Let_Timmy_Smoke
3 years 7 months ago

Pull the trigger Cashman!!!!  One year $14m with mutual option for one.  Gives us the #2 man we need (CC, Kuroda, Nova, Burnett, Hughes or Garcia), and another year for Banuelos and Bettances to ripen in AAA. 

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

Kuroda seems to be a good fit for the Yanks.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 7 months ago

Considering it’s a one year commitment, considering he is asking less than Boras is seeking annually for Edwin Jackson, and considering that Kuroda is the better pitcher, I think someone is going to get a huge bargain here.

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t think so, with the Sox, Yanks, and Jays bidding on him he will get over 13 million.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 7 months ago

Not if what the article says about the interest from the Yankees and the BoSox is accurate.

Leonard Washington
3 years 7 months ago

Really hope the Sox pull one out of their !@# and sign him.

Leonard Washington
3 years 7 months ago

Really hope the Sox pull one out of their !@# and sign him.

redsx968
3 years 7 months ago

Yea Sox need him. Looks like Malholm is going to the Cubs, and the Sox still really need a veteran starter.

thegrayrace
3 years 7 months ago

Whoever gets Kuroda will be very happy with him. As a Dodger fan, I’m sad to see him go.

Bombercules
3 years 7 months ago

I thought he wanted to stay on the west coast

Bombercules
3 years 7 months ago

I thought he wanted to stay on the west coast