• Godzilla To Be Fitted For Wings & A Halo?

    Posted by on December 14th, 2009 · Comments (13)

    Via TSN -

    Hideki Matsui is reportedly close to with Los Angeles to become the Angels’ next designated hitter.

    ESPN.com is reporting that Matsui is on the verge of sigining a one-year, $6.5 million contract. Matsui capper a 28-homer season with with the Yankees by winning the World Series MVP and hoped to return to New York, the only Major League team he has played for. But the Yankees traded for centerfielder Curtis Granderson and made upgrading its outfield more of a priority. Matsui was unable to play the field last year because of bad knees.

    Matsui played 142 games in 2009, all as a designated hitter. The signing would also end Vladimir Guerrero’s tenure with the Angels. Guerrero won one MVP in his six seasons with the Angels, but he was limited to 383 at bats and just two games played in the field by lower-body injuries. He is also a free agent.

    Oh…if…only…he didn’t have Tony Oliva’s knees…

    I will miss Matsui. He was one of my favorites. And, I hope he does great for the Angels…except when he’s playing against the Yankees.

    And, Yankees fans, if you’re listening, you better give Godzilla a Standing-O in his first PA at Yankee Stadium next season as a visiting player…he’s earned it.

    Comments on Godzilla To Be Fitted For Wings & A Halo?

    1. Corey
      December 14th, 2009 | 3:25 pm

      I hope this report is false…I would have given Matsui a similar deal.

    2. butchie22
      December 14th, 2009 | 3:43 pm

      Good luck to Godzilla. I’m glad he got the bloody credit he so richly deserved in the World Series. He knows Abreu the Wall Phobic so maybe they’ll exchange injury stories! For all the ribbing I give The Orange County Angles(sic)of Pasadena, I think Scioscia a great manager and they run a tight ship. And I know all the Rally Monkey freaks will come to love Matsui San as well. Sayonara to a “Yankee Legend.” : ) Does anyone remember Matsui’s first homerun / grand slam? The way Kay carried on ,you’d think that Gojira was Babe Ruth reincarnated on crack sideways…….

    3. #15
      December 14th, 2009 | 3:44 pm

      Same here. 6.5 one year. Done. In addition to keeping a solid stick on the team, Damonic will have zero leverage if he wants back in. Signing Matsui could save us 2-3 million on Damon, or we can let him walk. Grandy + Matsui (@ DH) or Grandy + Damon (@ DH) means we are better than last year. Damon in left, Grandy in center, and Matsui @ DH = a trade out of Grandy for Melky/Gardner in the line up vs. 2009…..i.e., we are better. Grandy – Matsui – Damon means we are worse overall. Damon’s not signing for 6.5 million.

    4. Corey
      December 14th, 2009 | 3:55 pm

      butchie22 wrote:

      Gojira

      hahahahahaha, butch you just made be burst out laughing in the office.

    5. butchie22
      December 14th, 2009 | 4:03 pm

      #15 wrote:

      Same here. 6.5 one year. Done. In addition to keeping a solid stick on the team, Damonic will have zero leverage if he wants back in. Signing Matsui could save us 2-3 million on Damon, or we can let him walk. Grandy + Matsui (@ DH) or Grandy + Damon (@ DH) means we are better than last year. Damon in left, Grandy in center, and Matsui @ DH = a trade out of Grandy for Melky/Gardner in the line up vs. 2009…..i.e., we are better. Grandy – Matsui – Damon means we are worse overall. Damon’s not signing for 6.5 million.

      Damonic ain’t getting 13 mill a year eithee! There’s not a team stupid enough to give him that….except for the cheap Los Metropolitanos perhaps. ; ) If they lose out on Bay or Holliday, they might go for Damonic. Otherwise who will pay this guy over 10 mill? The offensively wanting Red Pox? They’ll probably get AGon.. A desperate Giants team, perhaps…Sabean will sign almost anything that has two legs and can walk ! It’s Brian the Clueless Signer’s style to sign a DH on an NL team.They are so wanting in the hitting department and with losing Benjie Brother NO1 Molina they need a decent hitter. Ultimately, I think Johnny the King of Idiots comes back to the Yanks thanks to his grandstanding agent, Boras the Emperor of Idiots !

    6. butchie22
      December 14th, 2009 | 4:09 pm

      Corey wrote:

      butchie22 wrote:
      Gojira
      hahahahahaha, butch you just made be burst out laughing in the office.

      I take it that you are a real bonafide Gojira fan,then? Only an aficionado would recognize that one….job well done,mate! What is Igawa then Godzuki? Even worse, he’s probably Gamera’s pile of shit he left when he fought Rodan! :)

    7. #15
      December 14th, 2009 | 4:20 pm

      SI says Doc to Philly, Lee to Seattle in three-way. Damn. No Lackey. No Doc. There goes the dynasty.

    8. butchie22
      December 14th, 2009 | 4:40 pm

      #15 wrote:

      SI says Doc to Philly, Lee to Seattle in three-way. Damn. No Lackey. No Doc. There goes the dynasty.

      What did I tell you Fifteen? I saw some insane Yankee fans post that the three way deal would send Lee to the Yankees! Even though the Yankee$ have all the money in the world so don’t cry for them. They can obtain something they want in a trade come next July if need be. A dynasty? The team that defecates golden shit, have Doogie Howser as a GM and are sabermetric geniuses have chumped the gluttonous Evil Empire once again.;) The Red Pox will now infect the world with their disease….

    9. Corey
      December 14th, 2009 | 4:40 pm

      butchie22 wrote:

      Even worse, he’s probably Gamera’s pile of shit he left when he fought Rodan! :)

      hahahaha Butch twice in 1 day, you are on a roll my friend!

    10. YankCrank
      December 14th, 2009 | 5:16 pm

      I will be standing up and cheering at the top of my lungs when I see Godzilla back at YS. He was a class act and a great Yankee.

      That being said, the Yankees were lucky to get one last full, healthy and productive season out of him. He missed chunks of every season (some small, some large) from ’06-’08, his knees are shot, he can’t run, play the field or do much other than swing a bat.

      It was time to move on and i’m ok with that…but i’m going to miss the guy.

    11. GDH
      December 14th, 2009 | 5:17 pm

      Felix and Cliff Lee on the M’s this year – the Halos will need much more than Gojira to bonsai that race this year. Lucky for them there’s not a ton of offense there. And Soscia will figure out a way to get it done – maybe. That race just got a lot closer, as Texas, Seattle and Halos are pretty even.

      I’d still like to see Matsui on our team this year, but it doesn’t look very likely.

    12. butchie22
      December 14th, 2009 | 5:54 pm

      GDH wrote:

      Felix and Cliff Lee on the M’s this year – the Halos will need much more than Gojira to bonsai that race this year. Lucky for them there’s not a ton of offense there. And Soscia will figure out a way to get it done – maybe. That race just got a lot closer, as Texas, Seattle and Halos are pretty even.
      I’d still like to see Matsui on our team this year, but it doesn’t look very likely.

      I always hear hype from that dunderhead, Jon Heyman , on how great the Seattle Sailors will be etc so on ad nausem. Boring! Wakamatsu did a good job this year and they have gotten better with Figgins and now Lee no doubt BUT remember when Bedard was such a can’t miss for them? And the dopes/pseudoreporters like Heyman predicted their ascent to first place? Yeah, the LAA Assholes of Pasadena are worse, BUT I’ll believe that team’s demise when I see it. They are weakened no doubt BUT the off season is not over yet……

    13. Raf
      December 15th, 2009 | 4:38 am

      butchie22 wrote:

      remember when Bedard was such a can’t miss for them? And the dopes/pseudoreporters like Heyman predicted their ascent to first place?

      That’s more a reflection on Heyman and his ilk. Even with Bedard, the M’s weren’t going to contend. And they gave up too much for him.

      Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make. Bedard improved the M’s, but at a very expensive cost. And is one of the reasons Bavasi isn’t there anymore.

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