• Hideki Matsui 2009

    Posted by on December 16th, 2008 · Comments (4)

    It seems as if years of playing on artificial turf and never missing a game in Japan have caught up with Hideki Matsui – as he’s missed huge chunks of the season in two of the last three years. When healthy, Godzilla can still hit. And, if healthy, he should be the Yankees primary D.H. in 2009. But, can Matsui stay healthy?

    If you told me Hideki was going to play less than 130 games for the Yankees in 2009, I wouldn’t fight you too hard over it.

    Comments on Hideki Matsui 2009

    1. Raf
      December 16th, 2008 | 10:38 pm

      t seems as if years of playing on artificial turf and never missing a game in Japan have caught up with Hideki Matsui – as he’s missed huge chunks of the season in two of the last three years.
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      To be fair, he broke his wrist the first time around

    2. thenewguy
      December 16th, 2008 | 10:43 pm

      To be fair, he broke his wrist the first time around
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      Agree.

      If you told me Hideki was going to play less than 130 games for the Yankees in 2009, I wouldn’t fight you too hard over it.
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      Also agree.

    3. December 17th, 2008 | 9:17 am

      Yes, on the wrist. But, IIRC, it was one knee at the start of this season and the other knee by the end of the season – hence the turf impact.

    4. Raf
      December 17th, 2008 | 12:31 pm

      Your opening line referred to the time he missed in the 2006 season, unless I misread something. It seemed you were linking the missed time during the two seasons to him playing on turf.

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