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Yankees talk to agents for Pettitte, Matsui

Dec 8, 2009, 11:20 PM EDT

In additional to picking up Curtis Granderson, Yankees GM Brian Cashman worked on bringing back a couple of his own free agents today in meetings with the agents for Andy Pettitte and Hideki Matsui.
According to the New York Times, Cashman met with Pettitte’s agent, Randy Hendricks, twice. Reports Monday indicated that the Yankees were preparing an offer to Pettitte worth in excess of $10 million.
Cashman told that he sees Matsui strictly as a DH, but he didn’t rule out bringing him back.
There were no meetings Tuesday with agent Scott Boras, who represents Johnny Damon. The Yankees are believed to prefer Damon to Matsui if they re-sign one of the two, but Damon would demand the bigger deal and he is a bit less necessary now with Granderson in the fold.

  1. Carroll Smith - Dec 9, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    What the Yankees should do (I believe)
    1- Pickup Roy Halladay from the Blue Jays
    2- Pickup Joe Mauer (catcher)from The Twins
    stats American League MVP
    26 years old
    Batting Average .365
    on-base % .444
    slugging % .587
    homers 28
    RBI’s 96
    walks 76
    S O 63
    voted to 3rd all-star team
    2nd straigh AL Gold Glove award
    3- make Jorge Posada the DH and backup catcher
    4- drop both Damon and Matsui
    but if keep one (I suggest) Damon to back up Granderson

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