November 14, 2006

The 51 Million Dollar Man

The Boston Red Sox, as expected, won the auction for superstar pitcher Daisuke Matzuzaka, bidding an unbelievable $51.1 million just for the rights to negotiate with the pitcher, who was MVP of the World Baseball Classic. He'll likely get $40 million more in actual salary.

Depending on the outcome, Matzuzaka will either give the Red Sox baseball's best rotation (along with Schilling, Beckett, and Papelbon), or -if it doesn't work out- be looked upon as one of the worst signings in baseball history.

As for the implications on the Yanks/Sox rivalry, let's just say, things will certainly get awkward should Matzuzaka and Hideki Matsui run into each other at the No-Panties Shabu-Shabu.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 14, 2006 10:46 PM
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