Friday, December 7, 2007
How do you say "Another weak dribbler to second" in Japanese?
The latest has the Yanks talking to the Giants about moving the very overpaid and very in love with grounding out to the second baseman Hideki Matsui. While Matsui's been nothing but a model citizen during his time with the team, his streakiness and horrible glove easily make him expendable, and I would have no trouble trading Mats in the right deal.
However, one problem that arises with this scenario is that, according to today's Daily Speculator, the Yanks are looking to move one of their ridiculously expensive aging veterans to free up payroll space for another run at Santana. If this is in fact the case, and Hughes is eventually thrown back into the fray, then I can't support a move like this.
Fortunately, no one in their right mind would want Mike Mussina, the corpse of Jason Giambi or Bobby Abreu at $16 mil/per. Matsui is really the only tradable commodity of that lot.
Now if the Yanks could somehow swindle the Gints into flipping Lincecum for Matsui, that's something I could get on board with, so long as we still don't trade for a pitcher who's not going to be traded anywhere else because the BoSox are bullshitting; the Mets, as we already discussed, have less desirable players than my 3rd grade little league squad; and the Dodgers and Angels are both smart enough to stay the hell away from this deal.
Posted by Larry Koestler at 5:58 AM