Matsui candidacy raising questions
The only way Rocco Baldelli will trump Hideki Matsui is if the Japanese import's candidacy is nullified.
"When he managed in Seattle he praised Ichiro and Kazuhiro, his own Rookies of the Year who played in Japan," Steinbrenner told King. "Now that he's in Tampa and in danger of losing 100 games, he says Matsui shouldn't be in the running because he played previously in Japan. Lou is talking out of both sides of his mouth, grasping for any straw, for any excuse."
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