If the Angels bring Hideki Matsui, it'll be based solely on his performance on the field, and not because of his popularity, or his marketability. Seems they aren't that interested in that part of Matsui. Which really shouldn't be that much of a surprise.
Seems Takashi Saito still might have a shot at making the roster for the division series -- the Braves will apparently wait to make their final decision at the last minute. On the 6th, Saito tossed about 20 pitches in the bullpen to check on the condition of his right shoulder and told reporters that he felt better than his previous bullpen session.