This from the Monday morning Globe, penned by Edes....
"With Thursday's deadline for signing Daisuke Matsuzaka looming, the Red Sox are in a position of wondering, as one well-placed source said yesterday, whether agent Scott Boras is "running out the clock'' on negotiations.
Talks over the weekend moved at a glacial pace, with the Sox, as of Sunday night, still awaiting the semblance of a counter-offer from Boras to the comprehensive offer they made at least 10 days ago. Boras had pledged late last week that the Sox would hear directly from Matsuzaka, who flew in from Tokyo on Saturday, but there was no public indication that has yet to happen. Indeed, frustrated Sox officials were privately wondering whether the player was aware that Boras so far had not made a counter-offer."
Peter here on a post-birthday Monday morning. I am baffled. These snail-like non-response tactics from Scott Boras(s) have become, to put it kindly, tiresome. Other choice words come to mind, but they're better off left unsaid. I fail to grasp his logic, utterly fail. I only see benefits, and not just for him but for DMat and the ballclub and the country and the baseball loving people of Japan. Is Boras(s) trying to make a statement of some kind? Has he told his client that he has failed to make a counter-offer that will certainly result in compromises from both sides, eventually leading to an agreement? Spock, this is the Captain. Where's the logic? I do not see it. Scotty, beam Boras(s) to the nearest uncharted unpopulated planet. Now.
This is the first of daily reports until the deadline of Thursday midnight comes to pass. I hope this is the deepest and darkest post of them all, for there is no bright side. Not now. Not even close. The near future looks grim. But the prime directive will not be violated. Startdate 20061211. Kirk out.