New York Yankees rumors have the team signing Hiroki Kuroda to a new contract. The deal is reportedly for one more season with an expected value of $15 million. There are also incentives in the deal that could make it worth a bit more should he reach those plateaus.
This is a pretty high price to pay for just one season, but Kuroda proved in 2012 that he could put up good numbers in the American League East. Kuroda finished the season with a 16-11 record and an ERA of 3.32 that made him one of the most valuable pitchers in the Yankees starting rotation.
The team can’t just stop with the re-signing of Kuroda, because they simply aren’t good enough to compete with some of the other big moves taking place in the AL East. It’s a safe bet that the Yankees will make another deal or two in the offseason to shore up the rotation though.
Kuroda probably could have signed with another team for a two-year contract, but decided it was a good idea to stay with the Yankees another season. After leading the team in innings pitched last season, though, it’s likely that the Yankees would have paid anything to keep him in town.
Do you think that these New York Yankees rumors are good news for the team? Is the Hiroki Kuroda re-signing a good idea?