Yankees Notes: Matsui, Pettitte

A couple of items on the Bombers as they take on the Rays tonight..

  • Before last night's game, Hideki Matsui admitted to reporters that the Rays were the only team to make him an offer during the offseason, writes Dan Martin of the New York Post.  Matsui added that he wasn't surprised when he didn't hear from the Yankees as they searched for a designated hitter this winter.
  • Even though the signing of Andy Pettitte seemed like an unnecessary move at the time, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post writes that it now like the best seven-figure investment in Yankees history.  The soon-to-be 40-year-old has a 2.78 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9 in five starts.

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4 Comments on "Yankees Notes: Matsui, Pettitte"

3 years 2 months ago

You do realize that the Sox are also getting better, right? So I would say ‘leave them behind’ is a bit of a stretch

3 years 2 months ago

Agree on Pettitte and I’ll even eat my words concerning his being on the team. In spring training, I thought it was an unneeded signing. With a projected rotation of CC, Garcia, Kuroda, Pineda and Hughs and Nova fighting it out for the fifth spot, Andy was a burden on the staff. I even equated him to being the doughnut in the trunk of a car when you already have a spare tire. Seems I forgot sometimes two flats can happen at the same time.
As for Boston, can’t write them off yet. The division is too improved all the way around, it’s going to be close until Sept.Red Sox have too much talent to fall off this early. Say what you will about Valentine, he knows how to manage and will keep them in the race.

3 years 2 months ago


I’m still rooting for Baltimore over Boston/Tampa, even if it keeps us out of first for an extra week or two. The Orioles are still a few years away and I want Boston as far out of first as possible when they finally get healthy.

3 years 2 months ago

That kind of gap just doesn’t get closed in the AL East brah /sarcasm