It makes sense in some ways. He would be a popular draw for the city’s vast Japanese population, no small factor with Barry Bonds off the roster. Matsui also would become San Francisco’s best power threat.
This was a team that scored 683 runs last season with Bonds.
Lowry was 14-8, 3.92, which doesn’t seem so bad. But he had only 87 strikeouts and 87 walks in 156 innings while allowing 155 hits. Maybe the Yankees are looking at some of their relievers. Maybe Rich Aurilia to play first base? Matsui for Lowry and Aurilia? Lowry and Kevin Correia? Matt Cain?
Like we said at the top, it remains to be seen whether there’s a match. But I believe blogs were invented to speculate about baseball trades.
Heard from the Dodgers that Joe Torre has knee replacement surgery yesterday. It must have been all those trips to bring Scott Proctor into the game.
Seriously, if you watched any game last season you probably noticed how badly Joe was limping. There were a few days when he could barely move. So good luck to him getting back up and around.