Masahiro Tanaka Agrees to Free Agent Deal With Rakuten Eagles

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Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka agrees to a two-year contract to return to the Rakuten Eagles of the Nippon Baseball League in Japan. The amount of the contract is not known. Tanaka has spent the entirety of his seven-year career with the New York Yankees. His overall record is 78-46 with a 3.74 ERA and 991 strikeouts. […] READ MORE


DJ LeMahieu Signs Free Agent Deal with the New York Yankees

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Utility infielder DJ LeMahieu has reportedly agreed to a free-agent deal with the New York Yankees. The contract is worth $90 million over six years. The 2020 Sliver Slugger Award winner is viewed as one of the top free agents this offseason. LeMahieu’s .364 BA, .421 OBP, and 1.011 OPS led the league this past […] READ MORE


New York Yankees Sign Matt Bowman to Minor League Deal

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While not the pitching move most New York Yankees fans are hoping for, a new hurler will be in pinstripes. The Yankees have signed right-handed relief pitcher Matt Bowman to a two-year minor league deal according to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Former #Reds pitcher Matt Bowman, who had Tommy John surgery in September, […] READ MORE


New York Yankees Non-Tender Roster Moves

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Wednesday marked an important day for MLB’s offseason. The non-tender deadline has come and gone with some very surprising names now being free agents. According to MLB.com, when a club “non-tenders” a player, it declines to give that player a contract for the upcoming season, thereby immediately making him a free agent. Arbitration and pre-arbitration […] READ MORE


2021 MLB Hall of Fame Inductees According to the LWOB Staff

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The MLB Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious and exclusive clubs in American sports. On January 26th, 2021, the BBWAA will announce the newest members of the Hall. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 ceremony because of COVID-19, the 2021 class will join Derek Jeter and Larry Walker, Marvin Miller, and […] READ MORE


Wrigley Field Given Federal Landmark Status

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According to multiple reports, Wrigley Field will be given federal landmark status in the National Register of Historic Places. This status allows the Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, access to federal income tax credits. National Historic Landmarks or, NHLs, are historic places that hold national significance. U.S. Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt […] READ MORE


Potential Landing Spots for Masahiro Tanaka

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This offseason, most of the free-agent pitcher interest will center around 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer. However, there are other capable and talented pitchers up for grabs. Among them is veteran right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka is a two-time All-Star and owns an overall record of 78-46 in seven seasons for the New […] READ MORE


Potential Landing Spots for Taijuan Walker

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Most of the talk this offseason will center around free agent starting pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer. Bauer is an ace and should receive multiple offers. However, there are several other pitching candidates that teams will target. Among them is right-hander Taijuan Walker. Walker is a former 2010 first-round draft pick. After […] READ MORE


Potential Landing Spots for DJ Lemahieu

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New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu is one of the most coveted free agents of the offseason. The 2020 Silver Slugger Award winner is also a former Gold Glove winner and can play multiple infield positions. Also, he will finish in the top three in MVP voting this year after finishing fourth last season. […] READ MORE


New York Yankees 2021 Free Agent Targets

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The 2020 MLB season is over. Teams will be assessing their rosters and preparing for a 2021 World Series push. The New York Yankees finished second in the AL East. Unfortunately, it is not where the organization thought it would be. Once again, injuries and slumps plagued the Yankees and they exited the playoffs early […] READ MORE