I’ve been seeing some comments over at the NetShrine Discussion Forum about the Yankees overpaying for Matsui. Is Team Stein overpaying Godzilla?
Well, according to some quick sorts on the Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia, using 1,500 PA as a cutoff over the period 2003-2005, we see this:
So, a case can be made that Hideki Matsui, over the last three years, has been one of the two best LH batting outfielders in the AL – if not the best overall.
In today’s market, that’s not worth $13 million a year?