Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Red Sox Win Bidding Rights for Matsuzaka

Japan WBC team starter Daisuke Matsuzaka pitches against Japan's Yomiuri Giants in the first inning of their exhibition game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo in this Wednesday, March 1, 2006 file photo.

From Yahoo News:
The Boston Red Sox have won the bidding battle for Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, national broadcaster NHK said Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006. Matsuzaka's Seibu Lions accepted the Red Sox bid early Wednesday, NHK said citing the ball club. The pitcher now has 30 days to negotiate the contract. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
I'm totally cool with this. I did not want the Yankees to shell out big bucks for an unproven talent only to get burned again. Can you say Hideki Irabu? Jose Contreras? Hopefully he'll suck against MLB hitting.


Luke Cage said...

We're right on point miss Michelle. I'm glad that they were not involved too. And trading Sheff for a couple of young arms was a good move too. I am leery about them beefing up a lineup that is already got some pop in Detroit, but this was a necessary move. They need some young talent among all of those old, oops I mean aged pitchers. :)

One of my buddies fooled me the other day and told me that A-Rod had been traded to the Dodgers for some young arms. He was looking for me to be angry and bummed out, I was actually happy. I like A-Rod, but until he can produce in the clutch, folks will always criticize him for under achieving.

Michelle Pessoa said...

The sad thing is, we can't get back real value for A-Rod since his stock is so low. If we trade him he may get his act together again, but he'll always be the guy who couldn't cut it in NY.