Thank You, Hideki Matsui

Posted: 6th November 2009 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
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As the 2002 postseason came to a close for the New York Yankees on a Nick Johnson pop-up to Anaheim Angel shortstop David Eckstein, one question was immediately raised as the players solemnly gathered their belongings together from the visitors dugout and continued down the hallway to the clubhouse. With clean-up hitter Bernie Williams beginning to show serious signs of slowing down, the talented Alfonso Soriano showing no signs of maturing at the plate, and superstar Jason Giambi displaying a knack for withering under pressure, what was New York going to do about its lack of power? Since the majority of the starting rotation was set to return for the 2003 season, New York had the luxury during the offseason of setting its sights on a big bat to bolster a flat Yankee lineup. However, the o ...

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