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.


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.