Tuesday, November 14, 2006

$51.1 Million

"The greater the lie, the greater the chance that it will be believed."
- Adolph Hitler

Abreu? "Too expensive we can't compete with the Yankees!"
Contreras? "Too expensive we can't compete with the Yankees!"
Damon? "Too expensive we can't compete with the Yankees!"
Rodriguez? Too expensive we can't compete with the Yankees!"
Matsuzaka? "Let's pay $38 million more than any previous posting fee!"

I mean I thought $42 million was a bit much, but $51 million? You figure if Boras gets his wish (as he is wont to do) add 3 years for $12-$13 per, and that's a total of $29 million plus per season for Matsuzaka.

This team quibbled over a few million on A-Rod, and now is willing to give Matsuzaka $900,000 per start (if he stays healthy).

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 6:17 PM   4 comments


At 11/14/2006 7:18 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

we'll see soon enough if the bid was in good faith...

At 11/16/2006 8:33 AM, Anonymous Zachary A. said...

The Sox took quite a gamble, one that I wouldn't have wanted the Yankees to take. If Matsuzaka doesn't do well in America, this could kill the Sox... and go down as one of the greatest blunders of all time.

But even if Matsuzaka plays well, will he ever live up to his price?

At 11/16/2006 6:02 PM, Blogger June said...

{wishes ill}

At 11/16/2006 6:09 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

June I don't wish him ill. I hope he's the best pitcher in the league next season. The Japanese Pacific League.


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