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The hot stove is hot! Jakarta at noon hot! The latest Yankee-related rumor bums me out. Word is Hideki Matsui is heading to Anaheim. 

This means the Vladimir Guerrero era is over in Anaheim. Hmm, quick thought: Would Vlad be a match for the Yanks?
12 comments… add one
  • Yanks would be stupid to let Matsui go and then sign Vlad. Matsui is superior to Vlad, in my opinion.

    AndrewYF December 14, 2009, 3:51 pm
  • No thank you.

    krueg December 14, 2009, 4:55 pm
  • Seems we just need another starter, reliever and we’re good to go…let the title defense begin!!! I’m cool with Melky in LF and no Damon…

    krueg December 14, 2009, 4:55 pm
  • What the.. Matsui to Angels for 6.5 mil? Why did the Yanks not jump on that? On ads alone the Yanks would make it back, and you would think Matsui would come back because of marketing possibilities..

    Lar December 14, 2009, 4:59 pm
  • Cash has a plan…no more slow, non-defense playing dudes. Rotating DH seems to be the general idea?

    krueg December 14, 2009, 5:03 pm
  • 6.5 mil. Are you kidding me?

    Lar December 14, 2009, 5:11 pm
  • I think Matsui getting a chance to play the field is a bigger factor than you think. It could reestablish his value so he can get a bigger deal next offseason. With the Yankees, he might not even get to play a full season.

    AndrewYF December 14, 2009, 5:57 pm
  • I think the press release is saying he’s their full time DH.

    Lar December 14, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • That’s not the “playing the field” that Andrew is talking about, Lar.

    Atheose - SF December 14, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Heh, very funny Ath.
    But I think I read somewhere that the Angels might try him out in the outfield, which the Yankees were completely unwilling to do.

    AndrewYF December 14, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Oh, I wasn’t trying to be funny; I legitimately thought you meant “play the field” as in “see what else is out there”

    Atheose - SF December 14, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • sad to see him go…he was one of my favorite players, even before he won the series mvp…but, i can’t let sentiment get in the way…he’s a dh only…his knees won’t hold up playing the outfield every day…that’s why the yanks started resting and dh-ing him, and he had a great year…cashman has already gone on record as saying the marketing angle is overrated lar, or he was rationalizing matsui’s departure…as for the other half of this, please, no vlad…he’s done, and he’d clog up the dh merry-go-round cashman has planned…

    dc December 15, 2009, 9:17 am

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