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The Yankees are all about value

Nov 30, 2009, 5:23 PM EDT

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that the Yankees would certainly re-sign Hideki Matsui because all of the marketing that surrounds him essentially allows him to pay his own keep. Today Buster Olney tweets that Matsui’s marketability is “no factor” in whether or not they re-sign him, and that, for the Yankees, “it is about getting the right player at the right price.”  Because if the Yankees have been about anything over the years, they’ve been about value.

It still makes sense for the Yankees to keep Matsui. He’s still productive, and even if the Yankees aren’t going to rest their entire decision making process on his marketability, “the right price” has to take the money he means to the team into account, don’t they? If price makes any kind of a difference, saying that those concerns are “no factor” makes no sense.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Nov 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    The most important factor has always been about winning, and I daresay that the exact 2009 team could again win, maybe even more decively in 2010. Matsui should be back, Posada can catch and hit 120 games, ARod off 20 as DH, then fill in the blanks.
    On your trip to Indy, whisper to Brian to get Lackey, or sneak in on Halladay, you know who I want to trade.

  2. smsetnor - Dec 1, 2009 at 1:31 AM

    What you said in your second paragraph was exactly what I thought when I heard that BS line fed to Olney. 10 Bonus Cool Points to you.

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