KR: Matsui for Washburn, Juan Cruz

From Ken Rosenthal (FOX Sports): The M’s and Yankees briefly explored a Washburn-for-Hideki Matsui exchange earlier in the offseason, but the discussions never progressed because Matsui at $13 million is even more expensive than Washburn at $10.35 million this season. Glad that never came to be, as it would have been a financial bust in this market and Matsui, while more expensive than Washburn, is definitely worth it in comparison (if healthy). I’ll gladly take Andy Pettitte and his $5.5 million base salary to fill out the rotation (and Hideki Matsui, too). KR also had some other interesting bits: 1. Continue reading KR: Matsui for Washburn, Juan Cruz