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Corey Kluber is the ace the Yankees need

Corey Kluber is the difference maker and impact arm the Yankees need atop their rotation.  In 2017 and 2018, Yankee fans wished ace-like status on Luis Severino, but his inconsistencies have left him just short of owning the name.  Kluber, 32, has been the definition of consistent for the Cleveland Indians, winning 18+ games four out of the last five years and winning 20 games in 2018 for the first time in his career. Kluber has posted an ERA below 3.50 every season since 2014, and has struck out at least 220 hitters in the same span. Kluber keeps getting better, and is not showing any signs of regression. Kluber is an ace, the ace the Yankees need.

Update On Hiroki Kuroda



It feels like such a long time ago when Hiroki Kuroda pitched in pinstripes, but it was only last year.

As we know, Kuroda went back to Japan to pitch for the Hiroshima Carp and is actually doing pretty well. Kuroda is currently, through 14 starts, 6-4 with a 2.68 ERA through 94 innings. He’s not striking out many (62 Ks, 5.9 SO/9), but he’s not walking many either (19 BB, 1.8 BB/9). The Carp are currently 39-43 and in 5th out of six teams, but only two games out of first with the first place teams sitting at .500. It’s hard to imagine where the Yankees would be right now if Kuroda was pitching at this caliber in pinstripes, but considering Kuroda never had an ERA under 3.07 while pitching in the United States it doesn’t seem likely. Overall I enjoyed Kuroda’s time with the Yankees and I’m glad to see him still doing good at 40 years old.

Article by: Julian Bussells
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