Tag Archives: Hideki Matsui

Rumor: Yankees won’t sign DH until prices drop

The Yankees want to complete a deal for a left handed hitting DH, but insist that they only have up to $2 million to spend and that prices are still too high, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Sherman reports that the Yankees signing of Hiroki Kuroda has already put them over budget so ...

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Rumor: Yankees could land Ibanez, Damon, or Matsui this week

The Yankees may not be on the search for a DH for much longer as Buster Olney of ESPN tweets that they are in position to add one of three hitters, Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon, or Hideki Matsui, within the next week. We're getting awfully close to spring training so Olney's tweet is far from huge ...

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Rumor: the Yankees plan to replace their DH

Now that the Yankees have made the Michael Pineda trade official they can now address replacing Jesus Montero as the team's DH. Joel Sherman of the NY Post outlined exactly how the Yankees plan on replacing him this offseason. It involves trying to trade pitching, specifically A.J. Burnett, either straight up for a DH-type or for ...

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Rumor: the Yankees have not initiated talks with DH’s

Ever since the Yankees traded away Jesus Montero, their expected DH, they have been in contact with Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, and Raul Ibanez. The Yankees don't sound too interested though as Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record reports, all discussions have gone one way with agents representing the players initiating all of the ...

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Rumor: Yankees have been in contact with Hideki Matsui

The latest rumor in the Yankees quest for a DH is that they have apparently reached out and contacted Hideki Matsui, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Matsui, who turns 38 in June, is not cut out to play full-time as he had a .321 OBP and a .375 slugging percentage that pales in comparison to what he's ...

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Hideki Matsui Signs with the Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a deal with former Yankees World Series hero Hideki Matsui to a one-year deal, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The deal hasn't been officially announced, but according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated it is expected to be worth around $7 million. Matsui was not re-signed ...

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Quote: Cashman Admits to Bad Offseason

Via the NY Daily News: "I didn't have a great winter last year," the general manager said. "A lot of the things I wound up doing didn't benefit us as much as I wish they would. Some didn't benefit at all." Yeah, Cashman had a bad offseason. Fresh off winning the 2009 World Series, ...

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Gracefully Moving To DH

Rob wrote about it earlier and there were some insightful comments by our readers, but I'm just going to talk about the Jorge Posada situation a little more.  But first, a little background info. As everyone knew coming into this season, Posada's bat was going to be a key to the Yankees' success.  We also knew ...

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