Monday, May 24, 2010

Rockies Sign Kaz Matsui...

... to a minor league contract.

Which thankfully means he's not on the 40 man roster.

That's the only part of the deal that excites me.

If he becomes a member of the 40 man roster, or plays in a meaningful game for the Rockies this season, well... we're screwed.

I understand he had a good season in 2007 (which is still three years ago and getting further away).  I know he's a likable guy and all.  But he's so far done it's not even funny.  It's actually sad how done he is.

The Houston Astros (baseball's most desperate team for anything resembling baseball players) just released him.  The Astros didn't have a hot shot young prospect they were clearing playing time for... or a red hot veteran that commanded the job. All they have at second base are journeymen Geoff Blum and Jeff Keppinger.

That's driving the fork into a career forcefully if you're asking me.


There's no upside to be found here. If anything, there could be downside.

If they're bringing Matsui in, you know he's going to play.  He's not going to accept a minor league contract to just sit on a bench.  He wants back in the bigs.   So what does that mean for EY when he comes back?

I thought for sure he'd be ticketed for AAA to play second base for awhile.  Is this not the plan?  Is EY coming back to play outfield?  Or is this just simply temporary insurance in case Clint Barmes were injured while Young is out.

If so... I'd rather Jonathan Herrera or Omar Quintanilla get a crack.  I might even prefer Melvin Mora at 2B before Matsui.

Hell, I might prefer Jason Giambi at second base.

This is just getting silly now... like the signing of Kaz Matsui.  I'm going to stop writing now and go back to cringing.