Baseball Crank
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June 12, 2006
BASEBALL: No More Matsui

I am, unsurprisingly, in favor of the deal that dumped Kaz Matsui on the Rockies for Eli Marrero. Matsui had passed the point at which it was at all realistic to expect him to be a productive regular, and yet as long as he was on the roster the Mets were tempted to give him another shot. Even as late as entering this year, I'd thought that Matsui had a chance to revive offensively with a change of scenery, but I'm skeptical now that even Coors Field can do that. Meanwhile, Marrero isn't anything great, but he's versatile, and given Paul Lo Duca's history of second-half fades, getting a plausible (i.e., not Carlos Delgado) third catcher should help encourage Willie Randolph to use Ramon Castro more.

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