MLB Trade Deadline

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Red Sox Win Matsuzaka Derby

The Red Sox won the rights to sign Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on Tuesday by poning up $51.1 million to the Seibu Lions. They will only get the money if the Sox can sign him.

At that chunk of change, he damn well better be worth it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sure hope he is! If he's that good in Japan, surely it has to translate..?

The Omnipotent Q said...

I would think so, Laura. a few of the great pitchers in Japan have made the transition to the US, so I can't see why Matsuzaka won't.

Anonymous said...

He'll do fine, if the World Baseball Championships are any indication.