| The New York Post has reported that Cashman is prepared to offer Matsui a substantial four-year contract at around $12 million per year. The Yanks only have till Tuesday to hammer out a deal with Matsui; if they fail to come to terms by then they will have to wait until May to take any further action. If no agreement is made by Tuesday the Yankees will virtually throw away any opportunity to resign him, so these next four days are crucial.
When asked to comment about the state of affairs, Cashman offered some words of insight and wisdom to the Post: "It's rather simple: [Matsui] is either going to be with us, or he won't." In preparation for the latter, Cashman has reportedly been in touch with Brian Giles of the Padres.
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