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— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Rockies - Signed Kaz
Colorado Rockies - Signed 2B Kaz Matsui to a minor-league contract.
Last time Matsui joined the Colorado Rockies, he was only a year away from tricking Ed Wade into giving him $16 million. However, if Slow Eddie possesses the same unique GM talents that Steve Phillips has that non-GMs don’t have, such as reading and talking on the phone, he may not be tricked a second time.
Not much of a risk for the Rockies as the team’s infield depth at Colorado Springs isn’t really all that great. At second, Eric Young Jr’s either been in the majors or out with a fractured tibia and organizational player Warren Schaeffer has been filling in at 2nd (normally a .560 OPS in the California league doesn’t earn you a two-level jump) so they can really use the organizational depth. When double-checking if there was anyone I had forgotten about on the Sky Sox, I did come across one horror, Paul Lo Duca apparently playing 2 games at second and another couple at third. While Paulie Cashews did occasionally fill in at 3rd a long time ago, if your emergency infielder is an old washed-up catcher, you either be filming a reality TV show or at least trying to get blackmail photos returned that involve something to do with your anus and household objects.
Now, the strangest Matsui bit is perhaps a bit from Google that I was alerted to (I have a script that gives me a number of new daily results from a bunch of Google searches, one of those daily searches being “Dan Szymborski” because of the fact that I’m moderately self-abosrbed):
Unfortunately, that appears to be anonymous, so I’m missing out on beer, for the record 2nd consecutive day.
All-in-all, a reasonable depth signing for the Rockies and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Matsui up if he hits at all in the next few weeks.
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