Hot Stove 2010: Interest in Matsui overstated
November 12, 2009 3 Comments
There was a shockwave a couple of days ago when a Japanese media outlet claimed that the Red Sox were prepared to make a multi-year offer to Yankees free agent Hideki Matsui. I was skeptical about the rumor from the beginning, because Matsui can still hit and get on base, but he’s owner of two arthritic knees and can’t really play the field anymore. Even if relegated to DH duty, I’m not sure you can count on him as an everyday option.
Now it’s being reported that Boston’s interest in the slugger is nothing beyond just thinking about him as an option. He’s a DH, and we have one of those already.