Soon after I posted my last piece the Yankees took care of their last arbitration eligible player by signing Ivan Nova to a $3.3 million dollar contract.

Nova will likely stay beyond this year as he is an important piece of the rotation.  While he has had his ups and downs the last few seasons he has also shown signs of being dominate.

With Kuroda likely leaving after this year the Yankees will lean on Nova to become their number three starter behind CC and whoever the number two starter is.  Whether it is Tanaka or Garza or someone else they need to have Nova securing that number three spot.

Stay tuned the next the next order of business is actually getting Tanaka signed.