New York Yankees: Hideki Matsui

Hideki Matsui to retire

December, 27, 2012
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Sources say that former Yankee Hideki Matsui will retire.

Read the full news story here.

What are your favorite Matsui memories?

If you see Brian Cashman in a casino . . .

January, 16, 2012
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. . . don't play poker with him, because I guarantee you will never know what he's holding. The most remarkable aspect about the Friday the 13th Massacre, when the Yankees killed the competition by adding not one, but two top-shelf starting pitchers, was not that they acquired Michael Pineda from the Mariners, but that no one outside the organization seemed to have any idea the deal was even in the works. The Yankees' interest in Hiroki Kuroda, the other half of the twin-killing, had been well-known and publicized for months. But no one saw the Pineda and Jose Campos for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi deal coming although, I am now told, it has been on the table for at least a month. The toughest part for the Yankees, presumably, was parting with Montero, a big-time bat, but the club believes offense was the least of its worries. Now, the Yankees are seriously considering cobbling together a DH slot out of Andruw Jones and a rotation of Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Robby Cano, with the possible addition of minor-league masher Jorge Vazquez in the mix as well. In that case -- assuming the Yankees don't re-sign Eric Chavez -- Eduardo Nunez will see plenty of fill-in time at all three infield positions.

Hideki to Tampa?

December, 5, 2011
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Tampa Bay has been linked to Hideki Matsui to continue their buding tradition of having former Yankee Red Sox stars become DHs for them at the end of their career. They had Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon, while they have often been linked to Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield, though, neither ever signed there.

How about Matsui?

"He's a wonderful professional," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.

Maddon went on to call him a "clutch hitter" and a "good man." He said the Rays are just now discussing their plans for the DH spot. Damon is still an option.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
CC Sabathia
WINS ERA SO IP
2 5.19 27 26
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .338
HRC. Beltran 4
RBIC. Beltran 11
RA. Soriano 11
OPSY. Solarte .906
ERAM. Pineda 1.00
SOM. Tanaka 28

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