Now that spring training is here and the better part of the offseason has concluded, I noticed many sports writers failed to factor in the Matsui signing when grading the Yankees' winter Hot Stove activity. Perhaps, the focus was maintained on newer faces, obviously Damon, and to a lesser extent Farnsworth and Dotel, Meyers, etc. But, the truth is, the Yankees also secured a not too shabby left fielder during the winter as well. Granted, he was re-signed, but it was a pretty huge acquisition nevertheless. I think this was possibly lost on a lot of those who were evaluating the Yankees' offseason.