Jun
18

Matsui responds to interest from Japanese clubs

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“I flat-out can’t have this discussion now. But I appreciate that they have interest. I was a Hanshin fan when I was a kid.” That was Hideki Matsui’s response yesterday when asked about the Hansin Tigers’ reported interest in bringing him back to Japan after the season. Godzilla did indicate that he would prefer to finish his career off in the States, but with the Yanks continued desire to get younger and more athletic, they figure to part ways with the two time All-Star when his contract is up after the season.

Matsui continues to remain a productive hitter (.249-.345-.477, 114 OPS+) but how many teams will be in the market for a 35-yr old DH with bum knees?

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13 Comments»

  1. Dan says:

    They proved their value to varying degrees but saying goodbye to Hideki, JD, Andy, and X man will free up a ton of payroll and add greatly to our roster flexibility around the DH. Next year we will be able to rest Jeter, Posada and A-Rod periodically at the DH position.
    Thanks for everything, but as Seinfield said, we truly root for laundry rather than the players in that laundry.

    • Zach says:

      So Jeter/Posada/ARod are going to rotate at DH? That means either Cervelli or Pena will be in the lineup every day?

  2. Charlie says:

    If he has a decent year, there’s got to be some team that wants him.

  3. Colin says:

    hopefully he’ll be leaving with a ring

  4. Charlie says:

    where’d my last comment go?

  5. Tom Zig says:

    how many teams will be in the market for a 35-yr old DH with bum knees?

    Probably the Angels.

  6. Frankie says:

    Whats with the comments?

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