Monday, November 20, 2006

DMat news.....

From the Globe, just now....and then me.....just for a bit....after all, it's my blog's birthaversary.....

"Red Sox GM Theo Epstein and manager Terry Francona were spotted on a plane coming back to Boston from Los Angeles yesterday by a Globe reporter, and refused to confirm the obvious: They were on their way back from a visit with Daisuke Matsuzaka.
The Japanese ace, after watching a Lakers game with his agent, Scott Boras, last night confirmed with Japanese reporters that he had dinner with Sox owner John W. Henry, Francona and Epstein on Saturday night after he'd spent the day meeting with his agent.
"I was surprised to have a dinner with them,'' Matsuzaka said, according to a translation provided by Japanese reporter Gaku Tashiro. "Meeting the Boston owner, GM, and the manager is the most impressive thing during this trip. I feel close to becoming a major league player."

Peter here...and DMat's words made me feel all warm and fuzzy. HE LIKES US! That was a little bit of Sally Field when she accepted her second Oscar for Norma Rae. Great pic! And the lines of communication between the club we love and the pitcher we will soon come to love watching pitch at Fenway AND on the road, every fifth day, are open. Just the way we like it! Everybody say YEAH! Yeah!!!!

11 Comments:

At 11/20/2006 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can I say YAY instead of Yeah ?

YAY !

 
At 11/20/2006 10:59 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

YUP. Looks like we may have a DMat in our starting rotation. I think money is not nearly the issue - the issue will be length of contract. And Scott Boras can be sooooo difficult. :(

But we'll see what happens....fingers crossed. :)

Still doesn't help that we don't have a shortstop though.... :(

 
At 11/20/2006 11:30 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Yay Novy...And Rebecca, you're back! And you're right...but we will get it done. Crossed fingers too. I can play SS with my fingers crossed. Well, maybe not......

 
At 11/20/2006 11:20 PM, Blogger Zachary A. said...

The Sox have to go through with this deal now that they bid $51 million to talk with the guy. If they can sign Matsuzaka (and it better be for more then 3 lousy years), I think they'll definitwly be a postseason team in '07.

Now Boston has to focus on a new thirdbaseman, rightfielder, shortstop, and closer.

 
At 11/21/2006 1:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Matsuzaka doesn't care about the money, but with Boras it is all about the money. Matsuzaka really wants to play in the Majors, so hopefully he can talk Boras into taking a deal.

 
At 11/21/2006 8:35 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Zach, we do not need a 3rd baseman! What's the matter with you! Mike Lowell iis signed for another year.

 
At 11/21/2006 9:59 AM, Blogger Tim Daloisio said...

Lets assume that the Sox put a hard line value on the potential contract for Matsuzaka's services.

In that case and Boras can't push them off that number, they should be willing to walk and let Matsuzaka go back to Japan.

Then make a one year, one time investment of $25 million to bring Roger Clemens back. I would venture to guess that there would be some incremental club revenue from that move as well. Also...this would allow the retiring of the #21 within the Sox rules and allow Roger to enter the hall with a Sox cap without remorse.

As well as signing Clemens, I would look to send a package of outfielders and prospects for Jake Peavy to replace the long term idea of Matsuzaka...

Tim
Red Sox Times

 
At 11/21/2006 10:38 AM, Blogger Zachary A. said...

Mike Lowell iis signed for another year.

Wow, where have I been? When did that happen?

 
At 11/21/2006 10:48 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hey Zach...last week one of the best bloggers who also reads me, and his name is Matt (check out his blog...the absolute best...link on your right) corrected you on your third base Sox comment. Mike Lowell, who could have been the All-Star, has his second year coming up. With my Sox...and after last year, when many of us thought he was the BEST 3rd base guy ON THE PLANET, we all are happy that he will be back, at the left corner, where inches mean miles. Thanks for your comments...I mean that. Peter P.S. The Red Sox are in much better shae than you seem to think. But I love that you're an everyday reader........thanks!

 
At 11/21/2006 10:50 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And Zach, sorry for the mis-spells. I'm worth it...I hope.

 
At 11/21/2006 10:51 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Dang, sorry I've been absent, and now belated.
Happy blogaversary!

 

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