For the Yankees, this one is probably the biggest question of the offseason. Do you keep the reigning World Series MVP at 37 years old, or do you let him go? It will be a tough decision, but lets weigh the options.
- Quite simply, he is the reigning World Series MVP.
- His approach is perfect for the new stadium and he is sure to hit a lot of home runs following his 28 this season, the second best total of his career.
- He can provide protection for hitters like A-Rod or Cano.
- He wants to play for the Yankees more than anyone else, so the Yankees could probably get him cheap.
- He is a great hitter.
- He is going to be 37 years old.
- His knees prevent him from playing the outfield, so he has zero versatility.
- The Yankees don’t really need him.
Chat or Chuck?:
Chuck. It’s time for Matsui to pack it up. Like I said, the Yankees just don’t need him. He may be a great hitter, but for anything else he is useless, and you need versatility to win games these days. The Yankees are better off going for a younger, better player in Holliday who can play the outfield. Also, the Yankees need to clear out that DH spot for some of their older players. Matsui, you were a great Yankee, but your time is up.
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