Tag Archives: Hideki Matsui

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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Game 7: Opening Day, Rings, Godzilla Returns, and a 7-5 Win

What a day and what a game this afternoon as the Yankees opened the season at home in their usual classy fashion. The pre-game ceremonies for the first time since opening day 2001 included the Yankees receiving World Series rings. The first guy to receive his ring was Yankee trainer Gene Monhan who has taken a ...

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Former Yankees in Pictures

I was checking some new pictures of former Yankees. They look pretty weird so I thought I'd pass them along. Apparently the Yankees were keeping a lot of players from growing facial hair, especially Jason Giambi. We've got Johnny Damon in a Detroit Tigers uniform: Austin Jackson in a Detroit Tigers uniform (I like Granderson, but it ...

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Yankees Go On A ‘Sorry We Didn’t Re-sign Matsui’ Tour

Perhaps worried that they've alienated their Japanese market by not resigning their hero Hideki Matsui, the Yankees brought the World Series trophy with them to to Tokyo on Monday. Brian Cashman also called Matsui one of the best moves he's ever made. "I've had some successful signings in Japan; I've had some unsuccessful signings in Japan," ...

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