Some Japanese reporters asked Brian Cashman if Hideki Matsui could be traded and he gave them a “no comment.”
There was a time such a question would have been dismissed. But Matsui is signed to a reasonable contract ($26 million over the next two seasons) and the Yankees could get creative with him. They can use Johnny Damon in left and the Big G as the DH.
The Giants, who are desperate for offense, are reportedly interested. It would probably take Matsui and something else (a prospect) to bring back one of their starters. Matsui isn’t getting Tim Lincecum. But could he be part of a larger trade that would include Matt Cain or Noah Lowry and relievers?
Matsui has a NTC but has said he would waive it if asked.