Sunday, November 19, 2006

Other People's Thoughts About "Our" DMat.....

Hello again..and this article is from the Springfield, Missouri paper...today, Sunday...It expresses some of the amazement/ridicule of the Sox's offer for the negotiation rights to DMat....read on...you'll like!! I promise...........

Chicago — "Ken Williams jokes about wanting to "post" one of his veteran starting pitchers, not trade him. Paul Godfrey, the Toronto Blue Jays' chief operating officer, says he and others were stunned at Boston's $51.1 million bid for the rights to Japanese ace Daisuke Matsuzaka.
"That's a ridiculous sum to pay out for the right to bargain," Godfrey told the Toronto Star. "To me, it makes zero sense."Matsuzaka, pitched hard by the Lions this year, is a workhorse with great stuff. He's the same kind of unknown Ichiro Suzuki was before he performed the Rookie of the Year/Most Valuable Player double for Seattle in 2001.
With Matsuzaka joining a starting rotation that includes Josh Beckett, Curt Schilling, Tim Wakefield and Jonathan Papelbon (with Matt Clement in reserve), the Red Sox appear to be a good bet to get back into the playoffs.
Scott Boras, who represents Matsuzaka, and the Red Sox have vowed to keep negotiations quiet. The pitcher visited the U.S. last week, but the only business he did was in Beaverton, Ore., at the Nike headquarters.
Most executives believe Boras would like to sign Matsuzaka for only three or four years. But would Matsuzaka return to Japan rather than sign for five or six years? Probably not.
If the Red Sox wound up giving up $12 million a year for five years, that would be a total commitment of $111.1 million — a little more than $22 million a year.
Yes, that's a ton of money to pay a pitcher, but Boston will be getting a dominant one."

Peter here, chomping on the proverbial bit to get a word in. Or two. OK...ready? DOMINANT? He may very well be, ala Petey Martinez.I'll come right out and say he WILL be. But that's my Red Sox beating heart talking. The money spent, just to start the negotiations with Scott Boras, was a hefty sum, but the first VITAL step that the Boston Red Sox had to do to acquire the best pitcher on the market in this off-season of 2006-2007. Will we sign him? That's a given. Will we enjoy watching him every fifth day. You bet your lives! Again, thanks. Why? Just for being here........my love shines for you.

13 Comments:

At 11/19/2006 12:57 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

That was a great article.I loved it and yes we will sign him.Hopefully he will dominate I am looking forward to seeing him pitch every fifth day.
-kaylee

 
At 11/19/2006 1:21 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks!!!!!!

 
At 11/19/2006 1:22 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Watching the Pats???? A must game.....a QUICK score!!

 
At 11/19/2006 2:00 PM, Blogger John said...

Can't find the Pats/Green Bay game anywhere. Is it on ABC? Sky are showing Bears/Jets and Atlanta/Baltimore.

 
At 11/19/2006 2:01 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

it is on CBS!
-kaylee

 
At 11/19/2006 2:02 PM, Blogger John said...

Thanks Kaylee!

 
At 11/19/2006 2:03 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

CBS.right! HD too! Kaylee is my answer lady!!!!!

 
At 11/19/2006 2:03 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

When I'm not here, on my computer, she has the helm!

 
At 11/19/2006 2:07 PM, Blogger John said...

Irritatingly, the CBS feed I can get on the Internet is from California and they're showing KC/Oakland.

Ah, the joys of living in England! :)

Pats up 14-0 in 2nd quarter. Goodbye losing streak.

 
At 11/19/2006 2:11 PM, Blogger John said...

Sky are showing Pats/Bears next week.

 
At 11/19/2006 2:16 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Good luck..it's still the first half, but the Pats seem to be on a mission....

 
At 11/19/2006 2:16 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

thanks peter!

 
At 11/19/2006 2:26 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

You are welcome kaylee...make sure John knows what's happening with our Pats...and thank you for the 100 hits today! Love ya..hi to little bro....

 

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