The reign of Godzilla in the Bronx is officially over. It was announced today that the 2009 World Series MVP, Hideki Matsui, would sign a one-year deal worth about $6.5 million with the Los Angeles Angels. Matsui would likely be the every day designated hitter for the Angels, which would likely end the stay of Vladimir Guerrero with the team. Matsui will be 36 next season but showed everyone in the postseason he still had a lot left to offer to a team beyond 2009. During the regular season, Matsui batted .272, hit 28 home runs and 90 RBI. In the postseason, he slumped some against the Twins and Angels, hitting .222 and .238 respectively in those series. But in the World Series against the Phillies is when Matsui really turned on the power. Matsui went 8-for-13, batting .615 with three home ...
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