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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Matsui Gets Hitched?

I have no time to really delve into anything important, so instead we'll focus on Matsui and his new wife.



It is not that I care about him getting married as much as the ridiculousness of his statement.

Hideki Matsui has just released a statement revealing he was married yesterday in New York (the team had given him the day off).

Big news in Japan. He will hold a news conference at 10:40 a.m.

"The bride is a 25-year-old civilian and had been formerly working in a reputable position at a highly respected company," the statement said.


Ummm...sure. I am glad he clarified that she is not a government employee or an active member of the armed forces. Apparently there was a bet in between Jeter, Matsui, and Abreu in regards to who would get married first. No word on whether there was a side bet on who would infect someone with herpes first.

From the comments of the above link:

If an when Jeter gets married it will be the biggest thing to hit NewYork in years. You will be talking about Mrs. Yankee. It seems however after Jeter dates them they go off and hook up or get married to someone else. So we'll see.

Huh? The biggest thing to hit NY in years? Loser.

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  • I guess I'm a regular Page 6 today.

    Heather Mills is trying to prove Sir Paul McCartney is worth much more than the £400million he claimed in their divorce battle.

    She has told friends she is employing a team of forensic accountants to examine her former husband's finances.

    Such information, she hopes, will lead to the divorce ruling being overturned and see more money go to their daughter Beatrice, four.


    He probably is. However, here is the thing....he actually earned it.

    "Heather says she can prove the amount of money that is being given to look after Bea will not last over the year. She is putting it to the test.

    "Even with Bea travelling in economy Heather says it's not enough. She is keeping every receipt - including her invoice to her security team - to show that £35,000 is just not sufficient.

    "Heather's thinking is that Bea should not be seen to have a different lifestyle when she is with Heather compared to Paul - and she is going about proving that is not possible.

    "Heather is hoping Paul will discretely make a payment to her annually rather than want to go back to court and rake all this up again."


    Never trust a woman with one leg....never.

  • First Pagan looks like he is in and now Nelson is on the fringe. I guess if you told me three months ago that both of these guys might be in the starting rotation/lineup come opening day, I probably would have probably thought disaster struck. However, things are still looking pretty damn good.

  • Justin Huber traded for a PTBNL and $$?

    The Royals traded Huber to San Diego on Wednesday for a player to be determined. The deal came one day after Huber hit a two-run double against the Padres in an 8-4 victory.

    “The way our club was shaping up,” general manager Dayton Moore said, “we just didn’t see the opportunity for him to be on our team. He’s out of options, and I really wish we had more time. He had a terrific spring, and we think he’s going to be a good hitter. It just didn’t work out.”


    Poppycock. That would have been just want the Mets needed. Couldn't they beat out a PTBNL deal?

  • Joel Sherman smoked a doobie and wrote a column. Good times.
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    Anonymous tc said...

    Matsui's wife is beautiful if you enjoy graphite drawings on white paper. Wright's girlfriend is a piece, and I expect nothing less from him:
    http://bp3.blogger.com/_mZL3M9KL-v4/R5SvGzvaZlI/AAAAAAAAHr4/iC08drFADjM/s1600/wrightbeers.jpg

    Heather Mills is one crazy bitch. $50 million dollars for a half-decade of marriage? Preposterous ... but this billboard made me laugh a little:
    http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/11_03/heatherviva1811_800x400.jpg

    Currently in class, so I can't watch the B-Team play the Braves. Not much to see there anyway.

    Huber joins the long list of Mets prospects who fans become enamored with and never live up to their potential. I could name about 20 guys who everyone had pegged as the next best Met, and they just never lived up to the hype. Here's hoping Fernando proves me wrong.

    It'd make sense for the Astros to deal Oswalt for prospects, especially if they're way, way out of it. But I don't get how Lester and Anderson could be remotely sufficient for his services, being he's locked up for $14 million in 2009, $15 million in 2010 and $16 million in 2011 with a $16 million club option for 2012. That's on the cheap given today's pitching market, and despite the no-trade, he'd be crazy not to accept a deal to the Sox. He'd look awfully good behind Beckett and ahead of Dice-K.

    Phil Rogers has Johan winning MVP and Cy Young.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-25-rogers-nle-picksmar25,1,2158319.story
    I hope so, it'd take a bit of the sour taste out of my mouth after I just bought his pinstriped authentic to the tune of like $260.

    I'm going to click publish now, and hope it only shows up once.

    2:05 PM

     
    Anonymous ossy said...

    nothing is more romantic than carrying a hand drawn picture of your wife to your press conference announcing the union!

    2:17 PM

     
    Blogger mr. met said...

    Sweet 8 pound 6 ounce baby jesus she is.

    Double linkage! Very nice. I'm sure Paul would pay plenty of money to put that up somewhere.

    Huber is still a good player man. Very good role player and fill in starter. I think he fits great into this team. Again, he never got a chance (heard that before?).

    It made sense for the Astros to deal him two years ago so it definitely makes sense now, but they won't do it. They could get quite a haul for him and the Mets almost stole him for Milledge and Hielman. Man, that would have been an amazing deal.

    $260 for a Santana jersey! Nice! I paid $240 for a Glavine jersey. Not so nice.

    Congrats on the single post!!!

    Ossy...Matsui is a classy guy.

    2:37 PM

     
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Did you see the hilarious reference (in this article) to Matsui's porn collection?

    3:33 PM

     
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good Luck Gotay

    3:47 PM

     
    Anonymous benny blanco said...

    Matsui must sure be in love to refer to his new wife as a 25 year old civilian. I think it's also cute and sweet that he has an amatuer sketch of her. Actually the more I think about it, the more it sounds like he's describing a criminal and wants her behind bars.

    "You will be talking about Mrs. Yankee. It seems however after Jeter dates them they go off and hook up or get married to someone else."

    Sounds like that movie Good Luck Chuck. I'm sure Jessica Alba took her experiences with Jeter and applied it to her movie.

    Heather Mills is a bitch.

    " “we just didn’t see the opportunity for him to be on our team."
    Well it seems like no team has ever felt that way as he's never ever gotten an opportunity. Poor lad.

    Something I thought would never happen, something I thought was sacred, happened last night in my sleep. I have never had a dream about the Mets or anything Met-related EVER in my life but last night Willie Randolph has entered that domain with alot of evil.
    What happened imy nightmare was this... The Mets were in the playoffs and were one game from elimination. I was at a bar with friends and other met fans, getting drunk and watching the game. It was the game 7. And the Mets had already gone up 2 runs to nothing, and it had finally gone to the ninth inning. And then Willie Randolph brings in some random shitty asian reliever (i dunno where that come from but that's who was one the mound and every one in the bar sighed and got pissed). The call to brig him made every single person scream out "WHY!?!" and then he immediately gave up two hits and then a homerun to end the game, the series and the Mets playoffs hopes.
    I can't believe I just admitted that, I have never had a dream about the Mets but I think the moral of the story is that Willie Randolph stupid ass haunts me in my dreams.

    3:54 PM

     
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Let's hope Kim doesn't get signed It's sure to come true then.

    -Will

    3:58 PM

     
    Anonymous tc said...

    Random shitty Asian reliever? Masato Yoshi? He's old enough and more than shitty enough for Willie to bring him back and throw him in a crucial game 7 situation.

    Byung-Hyun Kim mocks your jab. http://joyofsox.blogspot.com/kimfinger.jpg

    4:21 PM

     
    Anonymous DG said...

    I remember in junior high school, they showed us a film called "Lisa, Bright & Dark" about a chick with multiple personalities. I guess it was meant to highlight for us that our mental health was important (as opposed to, say, warning us that most chicks - or at least their mothers - are crazy). Anyway, something about watching Ollie look like the Good Ollie today brought me back to that film. Delcos at Blow-Hud loves to rant about not knowing which Ollie will show up on which day, but watching him cruise after serving up homers like they were Britney Spears psychotic episodes almost makes you wonder. Ollie, Bright & Dark? We'll see what Delcos says after Ollie wins 17 games this year.

    Ah yes, prediction time rotation-wise,... I've been thinking about this recently, and the only reason I won't predict two 20 game winners is because I don't think the laws of probability and the five man rotation work in favor of that (since these days you need to have quite a winning percentage to win 20 games). Gone are the days of Wilbur Wood, whose baseball card I had when I was a kid - he looked like he weighed four hundred pounds! - and who won twenty four games one year while losing twenty. ....

    So who will lead the Mets in wins this year? John Maine. He will win 21 games. Johan Santana will win 19 and Ollie, as I said, will notch 17. I have Petey down for 14. I won't even dare predict how many games the fifth starter will win as he remains nameless. But if the top four hit those numbers, the Mets will glide to the pennant. We have probably the deepest top 4 in baseball.

    Gotay in tears today about being put on waivers. I don't really blame him. I would have been happy to see him start at second last year once Stache was done, but I cannot really argue against the acquisition of Castillo, who makes Jose Reyes that much better by batting behind him. He also has a more than solid glove. Four years may turn out to be more of a commitment than necessary of course. However, how many teams can afford to carry four second baseman? I hope he ends up on a team that might use him.

    And I've thought about it over the last 24, and I've come to a surprising conclusion: which is that Fernando Tatis over Gotay does in fact make a lot of sense. In fact, as a decent fielding corner infielder, he makes a nice option both his natural position and also at first base. I personally hope that Angel Pagan has a great April filling in for Alou, because if he doesn't he may not have a place on the team once Alou comes back in, well, August (my ETA).

    4:32 PM

     
    Anonymous Dep said...

    TRADE
    FOR
    MATT
    MURTON

    it makes so much sense. probly too much for Omar. Too bad Matt Murton wasnt on the mid-90's Expos, then Minaya would have a ragin hard-on for him.

    ::sigh::

    El D has the inside track on the 5 per some NYPost guy per team sources.

    I would still sign Vargas, and Freddy Garcia for the 2nd half!

    5:25 PM

     
    Anonymous DG said...

    Dep, but what do we trade for Matt Murton?

    6:16 PM

     
    Anonymous Dep said...

    I dont know! I leave that to you guys. I'm more a "big picture" kinda thinker ;) LOL

    naw seriously, I read on MLBtrade that they are looking for a lefty reliever and maybe a low level prospect. I guess since Scott Eyre went down they want lefty.

    Show+Cash or Rincon + Some Low Level dude.

    Who knows, I'm sure we'll get trumped by the Padres or something. they seem to get every player i want.

    6:21 PM

     
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dep - yup, Cubs are desparate for a lefty reliever and that is our one surplus area right now, so I'd be all for it. I like Murton, and think he is the perfect guy to fill in for Alou and then take some ABs from Church against tough lefties. I like either of your deals (though I like the first one more).

    Here's the thing though - the mets don't like to carry more than 2 backup OFs, and I see Pagan and Chavez as locks on this team right now. So... would Omar make this deal while Alou is ono the DL and then send down Pagan or cut Chavez/Murton when he's healthy?? Can Murton play 1B once a week??

    Kinda on the same subject - am I the only guy that thinks Rincon needs to be in our pen, or at least in our system? He's looked awesome against lefties every time I've seen him this spring. Is he on a minor league deal so that we can send him down?

    Finally, I hear the Mets are trying to work out a deal with Colorado for Register. Why do I think I'll like him a lot less once we've given something up for him?? And why do I think it will be Gotay??

    I tell you what - you trade Show for Murton, keep Rincon, and sign Vargas/Garcia for pitching depth, and nothing short of a bus accident keeps this team out of the playoffs...

    -ube

    6:41 PM

     
    Anonymous Two-By-Four said...

    Mike when I saw that Huber was acquired by the Padres I had the same thought you did. But upon reflection Huber does not have the proper resume for a spot on the Mets bench. But generally the Mets did not go after Huber because:

    1) He does not have the experience and is much too young.

    2) His career has not tanked hence Omar cannot swoop in and with a wave of his magical wand resurrect Huber’s career.

    3) Huber might require some additional attention from Willie on how to play the game. Willie has enough work with the few young players on the team that require instruction. Do you want Willie to have to work for a living? Be reasonable.

    4) Omar had enough on his mind last night without pursuing Huber.

    5) Omar is in a funk because Matsui won’t give him his porno collection.

    BTW I envisioned a platoon system of Easley and Gotay filling in when the brittle Castillo inevitably will go down for a period of time. But it's not a major issue.

    7:32 PM

     
    Blogger mr. met said...

    Benny, I hope to someday marry a 25 year old civilian as well. Dare to dream man, dare to dream.

    I have Willie nightmares all the time. Nothing new to me!

    The Asian reliever part is scary though...you a racist maybe?

    DG, I think that movie was strictly meant to tell young boys that girls are bat shit crazy. Since no women read this site anymore, feel free to bash the female persuasion and bash them early and often. And I cannot say this enough...women's sports outside of beach volleyball is terrible.

    I dont know! I leave that to you guys. I'm more a "big picture" kinda thinker ;) LOL

    Classic. I'd love Murton. If Omar can pull that off, I would be back to thinking he is a genius.

    Garcia needs to get inked also. We mostly are in unison on that one.

    Ube, if you get Murton, you get rid of someone else. It's that simple. He is an actual starter while the others are not and fit nicely into LF in 2009.

    Gotay for Register is what I was smelling as well.

    7:33 PM

     
    Blogger mr. met said...

    2x4...i can see you have thought this thing through thoroughly.

    7:34 PM

     
    Anonymous DG said...

    Rocks could be a decent situation for Gotay. Still not happy about him being cut.

    No corresponding comment on wins per starter?

    PS Does that mean Coop has left the building?

    7:46 PM

     
    Anonymous Dep said...

    one hitch with gotay for register....


    if you're gotay, why stay with the mets even if you pass thru waivers? become a FA instead of the minors and go sign with the Rockies (if that's what you want) and F the mets. He's gotten no love here at all and this crushed him. i wouldnt stay if i was him.

    8:41 PM

     
    Anonymous DG said...

    I wouldn't stay either. However, if the Rockies agree to claim Gotay, they can basically agree to a trade. Then, Gotay would not have a choice of where he plays (though he'd have to stay on the major league roster) unless they in turn attempt to send him to AAA.

    As I wrote yesterday (albeit earlier in this thread), he genuinely deserved the chance last year after Stache went down, but it is still kind of hard to argue against the acquisition of Castillo.

    9:35 AM

     
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