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According to AP and other sources (ESPN.com), Daisuke Matsuzaka, Scott Boras, and Red Sox management are all on a plane to Boston. The implication is Matsuzaka is a deal has been reached and he's being brought back for his physical, though technically both sides have till midnight to keep stalling.

Earlier, the rumor was the contract differences were

SOX: 6 years, 8 mil per
Matsuzaka: 6 years, 11 mil per

That's a 24 mil difference - wasn't that enough to get the A-Rod deal screwed up? Don't think it'll happen here.

I believe the in flight movie is Mr. Baseball.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    I believe the in flight movie is Mr. Baseball.


I guess it beats Mr. 3000.

Ok seriously, is this guy THAT much of a proven commodity that he (or Scott Boras) thinks he's worth $11 mil a year? And even if he isn't, how can the Sox say no to him in a year that sees Juan Pierre, Gary Matthews Jr., and Ted Lilly getting rewarded for their mediocrity with outrageous contracts that exceed the $10M a year mark?

A dangerous trend is being set in baseball. This is just the icing on the cake.

(edited by It's False on 13.12.06 1131)


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Batista is getting around $9 million and Marques is getting $7 million, so paying Matsuzaka $10-11 and locking him up for 6 years isn't that awful. As an aside, what court would have jurisdiction should a member of the Red Sox front office help Boras get some fresh air at 35,000 feet if the negotiations fell apart?
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Batista is getting around $9 million and Marques is getting $7 million, so paying Matsuzaka $10-11 and locking him up for 6 years isn't that awful. As an aside, what court would have jurisdiction should a member of the Red Sox front office help Boras get some fresh air at 35,000 feet if the negotiations fell apart?

Not sure but unless the jury was made up of 12 sports agents I don't think you'd ever get a conviction.

I saw reports it is 6/66 is the final figure. This guy better be good, considering the final cost on him is going to come out to 19.5 million a year when you factor in the posting fee.



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First, you can follow the flight of the plane! (shameless stolen from baseball primer)

Also, CNNSI is saying it's a done deal. 6 years, $8.5 mil, with incentives that could take it to 6/$10. Ignoring the posting fee, that's a nice deal.

With the posting fee averaged, that's $103 (6/17) for a pitcher who has yet to throw a major league pitch.

(edited by thecubsfan on 13.12.06 1350)

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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    With the posting fee averaged, that's $103 (6/17) for a pitcher who has yet to throw a major league pitch.


I say better that than $55 million for Gil Meche, who has thrown several major league pitches, though. (Sorry, pieman.)



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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I say better that than $55 million for Gil Meche, who has thrown several major league pitches, though. (Sorry, pieman.)


Really? When has he thrown a major league pitch?


(I secretly hold out hope of a Royals' turnaround on the right arm of Gil Meche, who turns out to be a stud.)





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This isn't bad. The floodgates open the day he goes to the Bronx and gets shellacked.



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    Originally posted by pieman
      Originally posted by JayJayDean
      I say better that than $55 million for Gil Meche, who has thrown several major league pitches, though. (Sorry, pieman.)


    Really? When has he thrown a major league pitch?


    (I secretly hold out hope of a Royals' turnaround on the right arm of Gil Meche, who turns out to be a stud.)


I don't think that Gil Meche's secret careeer as a male porn star is going to help the Kansas City Royals win any games.

(Cause that scenario is waaaaaaay more likely than this investment turning out well.)

Of course I still root for the Expos so what do I know?



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