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thedon17
07-25-2008, 04:30 AM
Matsui surgery could lead Yanks to consider Bonds

By RONALD BLUM Jul 15, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) Hideki Matsui's left knee swelled, increasing the possibility he will need season-ending surgery and perhaps giving the New York Yankees reason to contemplate signing Barry Bonds.

General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Matsui was running out of options to rehabilitate his knee, which has sidelined him since June 22 and kept him from playing the outfield since June 15.

Cashman rarely rules out any options, so he wouldn't exclude adding Bonds, who has offered to play at the minimum salary but has been shunned by all 30 major league teams this year. Cashman's answer to a question on the field before the All-Star game, however, was intriguing.

"I would say any rampant speculation on us involving a player of that magnitude would be extremely premature," Cashman said. "I would caution everybody to not misunderstand that since I'm not saying no to it, that that means, `Oh my gosh, that that might be happening down the line.' It's not something we're focused on at this point. We're focused on getting Hideki Matsui back rather than, you know, what we're going to do if he's not back."

Richie Sexson, released by Seattle last week, could be another option for the Yankees, short-handed because of injuries to Matsui and Johnny Damon.

"I'm not going to tell you if we're pursuing him or not," Cashman said. "I'm sure he's evaluating whatever his choices are."

Matsui will travel to New York from the team's complex in Tampa, Fla., and is expected to be examined by team doctors Friday. His return this season appears increasingly unlikely.

"It's a setback," Cashman said. "The doctors may have a few more tricks up their sleeves, but if they run out of those tricks eventually and it's not responding, then surgery is the last resort."

Matsui did not hit Tuesday. The Yankees had hoped he might be ready to return when he's eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday.

"Perhaps you can say so, it's a short-term setback," Matsui said through a translator at the Yankees' minor league complex. "You try, believing that you're going to be able to go back this season. If it comes to the point where I have to decide surgery, then that's that."

Damon, eligible to be activated Sunday, continues to have soreness in his injured left shoulder, and probably won't start hitting off a tee until at least late this week. He underwent treatment only on Tuesday.

"It feels a little better today," Damon said. "It still feels horrible waking up. I'm still kind of down because I know (Yankees manager Joe) Girardi wants to put me in the lineup on Sunday and I'm not sure we can do that."

Cashman also said right-hander Chien-Ming Wang (injured foot) won't return until September at the earliest.

"The margin for error is very short on him," Cashman said. "We have to expect that he's not coming back even though it's possible that he will."

Notes:@ Eric Milton, signed to a minor league contract, threw 25 pitches in his first bullpen session. The left-hander had elbow ligament replacement surgery in June 2007. "This is kind of like taking a flyer," Cashman said. "That could be something that becomes interesting or it could be a non-story." ... RHP Brian Bruney (injured foot) will report to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre as he keeps up his rehab. He will need several outings before rejoining the Yankees.

Although it is just speculation but wow what chaos there will be if Bonds signs with the Yanks. I wonder if this would clear off all the bandwagon Yankee "fans" if he does sign.

hunterkiller
07-25-2008, 04:21 PM
It would be fitting, send that "alledged" cheating prick to the Yankees where he they can pay him a bunch of money and STILL not get it done.

pa99fighter
07-25-2008, 05:41 PM
It would be fitting, send that "alledged" cheating prick to the Yankees where he they can pay him a bunch of money and STILL not get it done.

He's asking for a minimum contract and he's giving his salary to underprivileged kids.

Oats420
07-25-2008, 08:25 PM
I doubt it'll happen, but with the Yankees... you just never know.

hunterkiller
07-25-2008, 08:49 PM
He's asking for a minimum contract and he's giving his salary to underprivileged kids.

That's nice of him. He's still an alleged cheating prick.

Ifightforaliving
07-25-2008, 09:44 PM
alleged my ass that sloped headed motherfucker cheated.

thedon17
07-25-2008, 10:31 PM
alleged my ass that sloped headed motherfucker cheated.

Let's keep the topic on Bonds and not Giambi :D

neonatural45
07-25-2008, 11:45 PM
I love how people hate Bonds 100 times more then they hate Lance Armstrong

pa99fighter
07-26-2008, 12:17 AM
Barry Bonds still hit more homeruns then any of you guys could ever dream of with or without steroids.

thedon17
07-26-2008, 12:44 AM
I love how people hate Bonds 100 times more then they hate Lance Armstrong

It is simple. Bonds hates the media so the only times you see him on tv or in the paper, he comes off as a jerk. Then reporters dig up all this stuff on Bonds and writes about it. But they don't write about how he buys out the left field blechers and fills them with under privledged kids or all the donations he makes every year.
Some people don't think for themselves and do what the media tells them to.

Paytheplayer
07-27-2008, 07:29 PM
I love how people hate Bonds 100 times more then they hate Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong hangs out with Mathew Mcconaughey which makes him cool haha.

On another note, I heard earlier this year that Bonds was going to end up in Detroit. Im a Tigers fan, and I wouldn't have minded so much. He can still bring power to the plate. But with Detroit seeming to turn it around, it seems less likely that he'll end up there.

I thought he would have ended up in Tampa, but with them rolling this year there is no reason for that now.

bigsmooth696969
07-28-2008, 05:35 AM
OK, I am so sick of Bonds haters! Steroids don't help you make contact with the ball. You have to see the ball, and hit the ball. Barry is the greatest baseball player I have ever seen play in person along with Pete Rose. You can say anything you want. He still led the league last year in walks and OBP. People always hate the best. Just because he treated the media like poop when he was younger, he gets blackballed??? He had the truest statement I have ever heard once. "I'm not cocky, I'm good!" 100% truth. Dude, you can accuse 90% of ball players from 1994-2005 of doping. I bet 70% are guilty. Let it go. If you wanna take roids and die when your 45, be my guest. I don't care! At 43, he is still better than 95% of MLB player now.

On the Yankees signing Bonds, I hope they do and I would pay to see him hit bombs.

hunterkiller
07-28-2008, 07:08 PM
OK, I am so sick of Bonds haters! Steroids don't help you make contact with the ball. You have to see the ball, and hit the ball. Barry is the greatest baseball player I have ever seen play in person along with Pete Rose. You can say anything you want. He still led the league last year in walks and OBP. People always hate the best. Just because he treated the media like poop when he was younger, he gets blackballed??? He had the truest statement I have ever heard once. "I'm not cocky, I'm good!" 100% truth. Dude, you can accuse 90% of ball players from 1994-2005 of doping. I bet 70% are guilty. Let it go. If you wanna take roids and die when your 45, be my guest. I don't care! At 43, he is still better than 95% of MLB player now.

On the Yankees signing Bonds, I hope they do and I would pay to see him hit bombs.

So you'll trash Favre and defend Bonds? What?