Hideki Matsui(notes) won't finish this season like he did the last, but his late-season surge has made some amends for his disappointing start with the Los Angeles Angels. Since Aug. 1, he's hitting .320/.430/.552 with six homers and 26 RBIs. On Monday night, he had a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh that helped the Halos to a 6-5 win over Oakland.
The 36-year-old slugger only signed a one-year deal with the Angels, so he's set to be a free agent after this season. Los Angeles could bring him back, but that's far from a guarantee with their sights set high with a big offseason budget. At his current paygrade — $6 million — Matsui might be priced into that level where teams like Baltimore, Kansas City or Oakland find him to be a real bargain.
Whatever the destination, though, you know that Matsui's fans are going to follow him. (And that Godzilla drawing is just great. Can we get that put on a T-shirt?)