For the second time this off-season, reports have surfaced stating Kaz Masui has agreed to a contract with the Houston Astros. Reports began surfacing out of Chicago late on Thursday night that Matsui and the Astros have agreed to a 3-year, $15 million dollar contract. Reports earlier in the week stated Matsui would make his decision this week between the Rockies, Astros and Cubs.
According to a report in the Denver Post, the Rockies raised their offer from a 2-year, $7 million dollar deal to 2 years for $10 million dollars. Bruce Miles first reported the deal between Houston and Matsui. The Houston Chronicle is also reporting the same deal but is citing Miles as their source. Bruce Miles is one of the best, so this deal is likely done. And to quote Miles, “Did the Houston Astros steal a free agent away from the Cubs or save the Cubs from themselves?”
Will update once more information becomes available….