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<!-- template inline --><p>NEW YORK -- <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7042">Hideki Matsui</a> and the Yankees agreed Tuesday night to a $52 million, four-year contract that will keep the popular outfielder in New York.</p><p></p><table align="right" border="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td width="2"> </td><td width="65"><img src="http://espn.go.com/i/mlb/profiles/players/7042.jpg" alt="Hideki Matsui" align="right" height="90" width="65"></td></tr><tr><td width="2">
</td><td width="65"><font color="#666666" face="arial" size="-2"><b>Matsui</b></font></td></tr></tbody></table><p></p><p>Matsui's agent, Arn Tellem, and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman met the Nov. 15 deadline contained in Matsui's first
contract with the team. That deal stated that if there was no
agreement by then, New York would have to place the outfielder on
unconditional release waivers, which would have prevented the
Yankees from re-signing him until May 15.</p><p> "I know Hideki is relieved. This is where he always wanted to
be," Tellem said. "His hope is to finish his career as a Yankee
and help the Yankees win the World Series."</p><p> Matsui is to earn $13 million in each of the next four seasons,
a baseball official familiar with the talks said on condition of
anonymity because the team did not disclose the financial terms.
Matsui was coming off a $21 million, three-year contract in which
he earned an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses.</p><p>

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He nearly got his salary doubled wow
 

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Matsui took a chance waiting it out without signing a contract extension last season, but the gamble paid off!!! Now let's see if he can put up some numbers when we really need him. (post-season).
 

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kamego said:
He nearly got his salary doubled wow
And he's worth it in production and the money he makes for the Yankees.

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Petey said:
And he's worth it in production and the money he makes for the Yankees.

-Petey
I wasn't saying he wasn't, just noticing the pay raise. Not often you see that.
 

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Ghost said:
Good move in locking him up for the next 4 years, I think he is overpaid but a ton of baseball players are and he has very good production.
Matsui?

He's FAR from overpaid.

He makes the Yankees tons of money. Not sure if you know this, the Yankees have Japanese companies advertise at the Stadium.

-Petey
 

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Good thing the Yankees re-signed him. I couldn't imagine seeing Matsui somewhere else. 4 years is a good deal too.
 

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I know that, same for Ichrio and the Mariners, I was talking for a pure baseball standpoint.
From a baseball stand point... not counting in the amount of revenue he brings in for the yankees? He will be making about four million too much per year.
 

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I know you love Matsui Petey but even you have to admit that playing him every game is not a good idea. Who gives a **** about his streak? The guy's bat was slowing down towards the end of the season and his body was starting to break down. He needs to be given a 2-3 days off a month, just like everyone else.
 

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I know you love Matsui Petey but even you have to admit that playing him every game is not a good idea. Who gives a **** about his streak? The guy's bat was slowing down towards the end of the season and his body was starting to break down. He needs to be given a 2-3 days off a month, just like everyone else.
Don't think it matters much, as they cheat for him to keep his streak going by pinch hitting him several games this year so he gets in like an inning.

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Good Job Cashman :banana: Now please find us some relief pitching and a cf!
 
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