Getting to know Hiroki Kuroda


In just a few days, Hiroki Kuroda will show up to camp, along with the rest of the Yankees’ pitchers and catchers. Surely a number of writers will introduce us to the team’s only big free agent signing this winter. You can get a head start on that, though. Genuine Good Guy Alex Belth penned a phenomenal profile of Kuroda at Bronx Banter. It really covers his character more than his baseball abilities. Looking for analysis with more of a statistical bent? William Juliano follows up with an analytical look at Kuroda. Both will get you up to speed with Kuroda before he even reports.

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  1. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    Kuroda will be no better than Burnett. The guy is ancient.

  2. Rainbow Connection says:

    ‘Creampie’ will do just fine this year.

  3. Matt DiBari says:

    I’m real excited for Kuroda

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Thank you for reminding me Bronx Banter still exists. Love Alex’s writing and just lost track of it being there.

  5. Jesse says:

    Really liked the Kuroda signing. Whether he’s the number 2, number 3, or the number 4, I think he’ll do very well this year.

  6. Scooter says:

    Tyrone Sharpton must have a WEALTH of baseball knowledge.

    I have a very good eye for spotting people who know their baseball, and Tyrone is definetely one of those guys.

    Super well-informed and enlightened.

    • Dropped Third says:

      You can tell by his indepth response he read the article 3+ times at least.

      • Tyrone Sharpton says:

        Many thanks, my brutha. It’s a family tradition, this day in age. Hika is an old ass japanese fisherman turned pitcher. AJ was some ku klux klan cracka who gave it his all though and is younger. Why we be posting money for his play? Matsuzaka 2.0. Edwin Jackson cuda been had for half the prize. May jesus give us dimitri or walter young…those two got lots a power and r strong lefties. Sometimes you can see things with your ears, know what i’m sayin?

        • Norebo says:

          1) i dont understand a word of this
          2) not sure if serious
          3) kuroda was not posted
          4) how do u see with ur ears?
          5) huh???
          6) what???

        • CS Yankee says:

          You are either an act or a troll in this day and age.

          Kuroda is far less a gamble than AJ & anyone that has followed the league over the last 2-3 years knows that. They could sure use another bat but Dimitri isn’t an option…in fact Bonds would make better sense.

  7. Dropped Third says:

    Great read and welcome to the big apple Hiroki!

  8. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Does Hiroki have a 50,000 tape porn collection?

  9. Raza says:

    Hiro seems like such a nice, humble guy. I really hope he has an awesome year for us. I think we would all be happy if he has the following #’s:

    7 K/9, 2 BB/9, 1 HR/9, 50 GB%, 195 IP.

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