ボストンのMatsuzaka 氏へようこそ。 (Welcome to Boston, Mr. Matsuzaka)

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    ボストンのMatsuzaka 氏へようこそ。 (Welcome to Boston, Mr. Matsuzaka)

    Sox bid of $42M may land them the big free-agent prize. My fingers are crossed, but I also thought we had Contreras and A-Rod a few years ago, too..........

    You Yankee fans do realize he has stated he wants to play for the Yanks, and that he and his team can turn down any offer from the high bidder............


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    I was just wondering why I had not heard anything about the 'Sox as of late....
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    Domo Arrigato Mr. MatsuzakO.....Domo....Domo.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChileMass View Post
    You Yankee fans do realize he has stated he wants to play for the Yanks, and that he and his team can turn down any offer from the high bidder............
    No problem...I have no doubt the Yanks will blow that $42 million offer away even though the guy wants to play in NY anyway. They'll overpay as they always do.

    I hope this guy isn't another Hideki Irabu, another "can't miss" Japanese pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    No problem...I have no doubt the Yanks will blow that $42 million offer away even though the guy wants to play in NY anyway. They'll overpay as they always do.

    I hope this guy isn't another Hideki Irabu, another "can't miss" Japanese pitcher.
    No - it's too late for the Yanks. Apparently the Yanks sent in their bid and it was less than the Sox bid. So if the Seibu Lions (Matsuzaka's current team) decide to accept the Sox bid, they have 30 days to work out a deal or he stays in Japan.

    For the Sox sake, I hope he's not Hideki Irabu, too.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChileMass View Post
    No - it's too late for the Yanks. Apparently the Yanks sent in their bid and it was less than the Sox bid. So if the Seibu Lions (Matsuzaka's current team) decide to accept the Sox bid, they have 30 days to work out a deal or he stays in Japan.

    For the Sox sake, I hope he's not Hideki Irabu, too.......
    I am strangely heartened by this news...perhaps the Yanks will benefit despite themselves.

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    The Sox make rice wine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanoNYC View Post
    The Sox make rice wine?
    Hah - you a funny boy.......

    Turns out the Sox bid was actually over $51 million - !!!!! - just to win the rights to try to make a deal with him. And the guy is represented by Scott Boras, the toughest agent in baseball. The good news is that the Sox effectively blocked the Yanks, and if they can't get a deal done with Matsuzaka/Boras they get their bid money back. Word is it will take something like $12M per year for 5 years to get a deal done, so that makes the whole thing worth over $110 million. Yikes. Remember that when bleacher seats are going for $100 apiece........

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    Just part of why I will always cheer when the Sox and Yanks lose...

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    Just part of why I will always cheer when the Sox and Yanks lose...
    Roark - that's not gonna be a very popular attitude up there in NH. You are way behind enemy lines, so better keep it to yourself. Remember that "Live Free or Die" and "Let's Go Red Sox" are equal local mottos.

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