Mets Inquired on Matsui's Health

Via MLBTR (h/t RAB), we’ve learned that the Mets inquired on the results of Hideki Matsui’s physical. Obviously, this means the Mets could be interested in bringing in Matsui to play the field as he obviously can’t DH for them.

This development should make Matsui rather happy. It not only gives him the confidence that at least some team also thinks he can play the field, but it also gives him a tiny bit of leverage against the Yankees. Still, I don’t think any NL team will get near Hideki. Regardless of what he says, I don’t think he can play the field. I’d be very surprised if an NL team rolled the dice on Matsui.

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3 Responses to Mets Inquired on Matsui's Health

  1. I've been scanning some of our old posts recently and I was nearly convinced that Matsui would break down at some point this season. Luckily he didn't, but I think a big part of that was that he didn't play in the field once. If he goes to the Mets I think you'll see he'll just become another Alou, Delgado, Sheffield – good but often injured players that ultimately don't contribute much at all to them.

    But they are a pathetic organization that is run totally backwards. So I will not be surprised if they make a real push for Matsui.

  2. Matt Imbrogno says:

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    Rob Abruzzese: I’ve been scanning some of our old posts recently and I was nearly convinced that Matsui would break down at some point this season. Luckily he didn’t, but I think a big part of that was that he didn’t play in the field once. If he goes to the Mets I think you’ll see he’ll just become another Alou, Delgado, Sheffield – good but often injured players that ultimately don’t contribute much at all to them.But they are a pathetic organization that is run totally backwards. So I will not be surprised if they make a real push for Matsui.

    If the Mets do sign Matsui, you've really got to wonder what their FO is doing. Even if he plays first, it's inexcusable.

  3. I'm already wondering what they're doing. First of all they hire just the biggest idiots going. Jim Duquette, Steve Phillips, now Minaya. Minaya even had a good reputation coming in, but looking back at some of his trades in Montreal and now this crap with Wagner. He essentially gave up 2 draft picks for $2.5 million.

    If the Mets are that desperate to save money somewhere then I'd be willing to believe they could sign Matsui. They probably aren't thinking about his production, the fact that he can't play in the field, is likely to break down. They're probably only thinking about the new ads they could sell and all the Japanese tourists that will fill the stadium.