Rolling The Dice With Expensive Japanese Sake

Count me as one who's looking forward to the debut of Matsuzaka next season for Boston. With the ridiculous amount of money being thrown around to aging baseball players, getting D-Mat for $52 million for 6 years seems like a bargain. Yes Boston is paying an additional $51 million but D-Mat won't see a penny of that which does not seem fair. I'm sure he's no complaining though.

I wonder if D-Mat picked the #18 for his jersey or the Red Sox gave that to him. If that number sounds familiar it belonged to ex-caveman Johnny Damon. Out of sight. Out of mind. Ironically the $52 million is the same amount that Damon took from the Yankees when Boston was not willing to pay up. It seems like a "shove it up your ass" move that Boston would do to Damon but if it's just pure coincidence then it's fun to think that they did. To me, Boston needed a possible #1 starter and should have paid whatever to Matsuzaka. They're going to make their money back from marketing, licensing, and selling television rights to some Japanese television station to broadcast games over there. (I just made all those business ideas up so I could be wrong but it sounds good.)

So here's to Matsuzaka playing well next season and wins at least 15 games. I just hope he does not turn out to be another Hideki Irabu. Remember that fatty?

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